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    Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    Tomato Party in Spain

    In Spain this tomato party called as La Tomatina is only one of the celebrations of a week long festival with musical bands, fireworks, food, and over all fun. This is a war were there are expected to be no winners, but where all have fun. The party is ceremony every last Wednesday of August, at the peak of tomato season, between 10 am and 1 pm. Everybody enjoys and the streets turn into rivers of tomato sauce.
    La Tomatina party not available in all the country of Spain, but just in La Tomatina takes place in Buñol, a small town 25 km (about 30 miles) west of Valencia and well connected by train and bus.

    People whose follow this party should follow the rule such as wear standard uniform is an old T-shirt, old shorts and eye goggles. T-shirts with bulls eyes printed on them are not recommended. Nearly 140 tons of tomatoes are trucked in from around the countryside and the argy-bargy begins with the firing of a rocket. An hour later, the end of the festival is announced with the firing of another rocket and the clean up of the tomato-slimed streets begin.

    La Tomatina festival in Spain gives new meaning to the expression 'playing with your food'. For most of the year Bunol is a ho-hum industrial town, 40km (25mi) from Valencia, quietly going about its own business. But come the last Wednesday of August, the town's streets turns into a salsa riot, with over 20,000 revelers pelting each other with large, red, squishy tomatoes.

    On Tomato harvesting season, usually the price are very low, may be the farmer need that their fruit always used like on this party, by using of many tomato for this party, the tomato farmers hope that the price will stable again.

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