LA TOMATINABrief history of Tomatina
This tradition started out in Buñol, a town in which today this festivity is still celebrated.
Even though today there is a great amount of work and organization done, the truth is the Tomatina started out in a spontaneous way.
It all started when a group of friends interrupted a Giants and Big-heads traditional parade that took place in Buñol’s Central Square.
Buñol’s neighbors were not happy with this behavior, therefore they started arguing.
At some point, someone decided to take advantage of a nearby fruit and vegetable shop and started throwing tomatoes.
They were not conscious of what they had begun.