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Monday, September 12, 2005

Tomato fest

There exist several interpretations on the origin of the popular La Tomatina festival. According to some historians, its origin goes back to a "practical joke" that some friends wanted to play on a man who was crossing the town square singing and playing a musical instrument but, apparently, he was doing it so badly that some of the people around decided to take some tomatoes from a fruit and vegetables stall and throw them at him. Everybody else joined in to end up in a tomato battle.

This year the event was on August 31 and you can see what it was like in this La Tomatina 2005 gallery.