La Tomatina of Buñol 70th anniversary

La Tomatina is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

More tomatoes than ever: 150 tonnes in six trucks.

La Tomatina 2015 was special because it was its 70th anniversary Fest. Seven decades since that first accidental dispute between two young people in 1945 which ended in an impromptu battle of tomatoes in the crowd gathered in the Plaza del Pueblo. An episode that became tradition, and over the years has become one of the best known and international festivals in the world. To celebrate this year’s Tomatina wanted to beat his own record, rushing up to 150,000 kilos of tomatoes spread over six trucks.

As every year, participants came from almost all nationalities, which include in addition to Spaniards (18.23%) the British (14.01%), Japanese (9.65%), Indians ( 8.58%), Australian (5.65%) and American (5.18%) [1]. They were the protagonists of this edition poster and so the party surrendered them a deserved tribute.

 

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La Tomatina 70 Aniversario
Alongside the great celebration of the 26th, on Saturday 22 at noon it took place the Third Tomatina for Childs. A free event where children between 4 and 14 years could enjoy their own battle of tomatoes adapted especially for them.

One more year, La Tomatina of Buñol was the Festival of the summer!

 

[1] statistical data provided by the company managing the ticketing, SpainTastic!

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