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Spain's La Tomatina festival: In Pictures

If you have watched Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar and Katrina Kaif starrer 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' then you are not new to Spain's 'La Tomatina' festival- one very similar to our 'desi holi' but played only with tomatoes. On the 70th annive

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 August 2015, 02:58:39 PM
Where to attend?

Where to attend?

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The festival attracts tens of thousands to the tiny town of Bunol in Spain.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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The famous festival was recreated for one of the significant scenes in the multi-starrer movie, which left us craving for such an occasion in India, too (Only if steep tomato prices allow us to of course...)
Google Doodle

Google Doodle

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On Wednesday, Google Doodle also marked the 70th anniversary of La Tomatina- the yearly Spanish tomato-throwing festival.
The beginning!

The beginning!

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History suggests that on the last Wednesday of August, 1945 during the Giants and Big-Heads figures parade a participant fell down and in rage started throwing tomatoes at the crowd.
Tradition follows!

Tradition follows!

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Today it is officially known as the "World's Biggest Food Fight."
Celebrated when!

Celebrated when!

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It is celebrated on the last Wednesday of every August.
The sticky process!

The sticky process!

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During the La Tomatina festival, people throw tomatoes for exactly an hour.
Messy 70th anniversary

Messy 70th anniversary

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Once the festival is celebrated, firetrucks hose down people with water to wash away their stickiness. This year, the festival will celebrate its messy 70th anniversary.