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LA TOMATINA SPANISH FESTIVAL

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What is La Tomatina Festival? La Tomatina Festival is a Tomato Fiesta originally from Spain.   The history of La Tomatina Festival: The tradition of a tomato fight has been taking place in Bunol (pronounced Boon-Yol) a town near Valencia since 1944/1945; The festival was banned in the 1950s during the Franco years for having no religious significance. The Festival was once permitted after few locals protested in favor of La Tomatina in the 1957s. It was revived by Gusto in the 1970s. This festival started by accident during a parade, when one the musician felt, hitting everything that was...

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