Spain's Tomatina Festival 2022 Returns After 2-year Gap

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Tomatina Festival 2022

Spain's famous Tomatina Festival 2022 was recently held after two-year-long hiatus due to coronavirus

Tomatina Festival 2022

Thousands hurled approx 130 tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes at each other on Wednesday in the eastern Spanish town of Bunol, as the 'Tomatina' festival celebrated its 75th edition after a two-year gap due to the pandemic

Tomatina Festival 2022

The 'fun' tomato fight started at midday (1000 GMT), when six trucks loaded with tomatoes drove through the main street, distributing the tomatoes for an hour while partygoers threw them and covered each other in red juice

Tomatina Festival 2022

Spain's Tomatina Festival is said to have originated from a spontaneous bust-up amongst villagers in 1945

Tomatina Festival 2022

Tomatina Festival was banned for a while during the 1950s at the height of General Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, however, it survived to gain popularity across Spain in the 1980s and now it draws large crowds of visitors from abroad as well

Tomatina Festival 2022

It is pertinent to mention here that almost a decade ago, the organizers had to limit the capacity and started selling tickets, as the festival was too crowded

Tomatina Festival 2022

Tomatina festival 2022 celebrated its 75th anniversary on August 31, 2022, with 20 years of the festival being declared as an international tourism attraction

Tomatina Festival 2022

La Tomatina is considered the world's biggest food festival, which draws more than 20,000 people every year

Tomatina Festival 2022

The tomato fight lasts only for an hour but splatters around 150,000 over-ripe tomatoes that are bought at cheap rates from the Extremadura region of Spain