Where does the Tomatina come from?


As for the origin of this popular festival, there are numerous theories. One of the best known says that everything began with a joke made by some boys on a man who was singing in the town square. The young people began to throw tomatoes at them from a vegetable stall there and everyone in the square decided to unite, thus starting a real battle.




Another story, and for many the most reliable, is that it all began in 1945. In the square of the city was celebrated the famous party of the giants and bigheads and many young people decided to join the parade, something with which they did not agree great part of the members of the retinue. A fight began in which they took advantage of a vegetable stand to throw tomatoes. This was repeated the following year and so on until it became the party it is now.


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