La Tomatina (Spanish pronunciation: [la tomaˈtina]) is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, a town located in the East of Spain 30 km / 19 miles from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for entertainment purposes. Since
1945 it has been held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Buñol.
There is no political or religious significance to La Tomatina, it's just good, messy fun.
Participants who show up from around the world: 20,000.
Number of tomatoes used: over 120,000 pounds of tomatoes!
After the battle, you can hose off the splatter on the riverbank, where the town slaps together makeshift public showers.
Every year, the fight is nationally televised by the most prestigious agencies in Spain.
Surprinsingly only 8% of the participants Spanish. The countries with most participants are: Australia, Japan, United Kingdom and USA