Spain / The Tomatina Festival 2012 Edition
Every summer the Spanish town of Buñol is hosting the Tomatina festival.
it all strated when back in 1945 young men who wanted to take part in the Gigantes y Cabezudos parade used the vegetable stand nearby as their way of expression. The next year they brought more tomatoes and it goes on and on ... until today where an estimated 35,000 people get together to through on their friend's face over 120 tons of Tomatoes.
I always have mixed feelings concerning the use of food in other purposes than feeding people ... but I guess people are looking for some sort of stress relieve, in fact this weekend Tokyo will host its very own Tomatina festival.
"On September 9th, at the Tamagawa river in Tokyo, adventurers and pasta sauce enthusiasts alike can participate in a large-scale tomato fight just like the one in Spain." source
Ever wondered what it would be like to be covered from head to toe in tomatoes?
Ever dreamed of smashing a tomato in someone’s face?
Ever wanted to see the streets run red…with tomato juice?
Personally my answers to the questions above would be No, No and NO! But that's just me ...