In Pics! La Tomatina Festival 2016: World's Biggest Food Fight
Spanish town of Bunol celebrated one of the world's most popular food fights, La Tomatina festival on August 31. This food fight has been held in the Valencian town of Buñol in Spain since 1945.In picture participants can be seen pelting each other with tomato pulp.
La Tomatina Festival always takes place on the last Wednesday in August.
At the fiesta in Bunol , 160 tons of tomatoes were offloaded from six trucks into the crowd packing the town's streets for the hour-long battle that attracts many foreigners.
The fight leaves the participants — many donning swimming goggles to protect their eyes — and the town's streets drenched in red pulp. Organizers then hose the streets down within minutes of the event ending at noon, while participants can use public showers.
The streets are awash with tomatoes
The origins of the festival are unclear. Some attribute it to a food fight that broke out in the town during a parade in 1945
The grand fight usually ends after a marathon hour and cleaning process begins right away. Fire trucks are usually used to clear the red mess.
Thousands of people make their way from all corners of the world to fight in the 'World's Biggest Food Fight'.