Painting The Streets Of Bunol Red With Tomatoes| La Tomatina Celebration

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At exactly 11 AM; people gather around and cheer on the small streets of Bunol; waiting for the ripe red tomato trucks. We all can only imagine how fun the La Tomatina festival would be.

Every year around 20,000 + people gather and visit Spain; just to attend and enjoy the world’s biggest food fight. Around 6 big trucks of 150,000 + tomatoes arrive on the main street of the small town Bunol. Even though the tomato fight lasts only for an hour, people have claimed that was the best hour of their lives.

La Tomatina is one of the most known festivals of the world. Yes, the tomato festival’s origin started off as a big accident but, people of Spain and all around the world now re create the same scenario on the same day every year.

The biggest tomato fight La Tomatina is so fun and famous that all the tourists start booking their tickets and hotels one month before the actual food fight. La Tomatina is being celebrated by thousands of tourists and local citizens every year, but the festivities start one week before the La Tomatina tomato fight. Festivals like cooking competition, dancing, karaoke night and many other fun competitions are being planned by the government of Spain; so many people can come and enjoy the whole week of the biggest tomato festival.

La Tomatina is a festival that is being celebrated every year for over 70 decades now; and even now people wait anxiously for the La Tomatina festival every year. It is celebrated on the last Wednesday of August. But, the people from all around the world book their travel packages two- three months before August; as the Tomatina tomato festival holds a restricted amount of people.


After the La Tomatina tomato fight; there is an after party which is also fun for the tourists and the locals. In that Tomatina after party, people sing, dance and have a lot of delicious food.  Of course, the food menu consists of every item tomato. Like Spain’s famous Spanish Creamy Cold Tomato Soup, Spanish chicken with tomato sauce and many other dishes that is based purely on tomatoes.

The tomato fight, La Tomatina is a festival that goes on for the whole week and thousands of people enjoy it every year.

La Tomatina 2017:

La Tomatina 2017 date was the 30th of August. This year, nearly 20,000 tourists and 5,000 local citizens came to enjoy the La Tomatina tomato festival on the teeny street of Bunol; painting the whole town tomato red.  

This year’s security system was very impressive and alert. There was nearly no one that got hurt. La Tomatina is one of the festivals that are a must to go to in a person’s life. Of course painting the whole town red with ripe tomatoes will be a lot of fun.

Are you ready for La Tomatina 2018?