Buñol is ready for its most international event: La Tomatina. On the last Wednesday of August, this Valencian town attracts thousands of people from around the world to share a unique and unforgettable moment. More than 120,000 kilos of tomatoes will be thrown in crossfire where the whole point is simply to have fun.
Just ten years ago this world renowned celebration was declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest. Shortly before
a.m., a convoy of trucks loaded with tomatoes will ride
down the street Calle Cid and through the Plaza del Pueblo in anticipation of
the rocket that will be launched to herald the start of the battle.
Within minutes, roads, pavements, walls, facades and everyone who gets in the way will be stained with the deep red of these colourful ripe missiles. An hour later, the launching of another rocket will signal the end of the Tomatina which of course involves some rules and tips that all participants must respect.
If you can't bear to wait any longer, start to warm up with the Facebook Buñol La Tomatina game which you can find on the Region of Valencia webpage. Choose which of your contacts you want to tomato and fire!