Published on June 17th, 2013 | by behostels

Tomatina, the tomatoe fight 2013

Does the word Tomatina say something to you? And Tomatoe? The crazy tomatina at Buñol ( Valencia ) is waiting you, and thousands of people! A crazy experience you must feel!

What is Tomatina?

The Tomatina is a crazy tomatoe fight againts everybody around you! The Tomatina is the biggest food fight ( old and unusable tomatoes ) around the world, and it started in when some guys in 1945 started a casual fight with tomatoes. Some years later, is an international party.

Anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 people come to this huge tomato fight, greatly expanding Bunol’s normal 9,000 person population.

The Tomatina fight is around 1h duration, and there are some things you must know.

The Rules

  • Do not bring bottles or hard objects as they can cause accidents and hurt other participants
  • Do not rip other people’s T-shirts
  • You must squash the tomatoes before throwing them as this reduces the impact
  • Ensure you keep a safe distance from the lorries
  • As soon as you hear the second shot, you must stop throwing tomatoes

Useful Advices

  • Wear closed shoes that you don’t mind throwing away afterwards. If you wear flip-flops, you may get hurt, or you could lose them easily during the battle
  • Wear old clothes, or clothes that you aren’t planning to wear again. They will most likely end up damaged from being ripped or incredibly dirty
  • You may find goggles useful. However, it is safer if you just ensure that you always have something clean to wipe your eyes with. The best thing is if you tuck your T-Shirt into your shorts to keep the bottom part of your T-shirt clean and dry
  • If you are planning to take pictures, bring a waterproof camera!
  • As soon as you hear the second shot, you must stop throwing tomatoes
  • Stay safe and enjoy the festivities as much possible

What to do at Tomatina?

For sure you will throw and receive tomatoes, but you can also enjoy meeting some new friends and having a great time before and after the party ( fight ) 😀

When does Tomatina happen?

The tomatina is celebrated on 28th August, every year.

How much does Tomatina costs?

Tomatina is FREE, the only you have to do is go to Buñol, in Valencia. There is the party!

Where to go to enjoy Tomatina?

Transport to Tomatina HERE

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