The Tomatina

THE “TOMATINA”

 The figures are astounding: 125,000 kilos of smashed tomatoes and 40,000 participants in collective mischief. Without a doubt, the “Tomatina” is safe and sound. But half a century later, we still do not know why there is so much eagerness to “kill” one another with tomatoes, so we will just keep reading Freud. For many years now, on the last Wednesday of every August, the township of Buñol stands out from all other international popular festivals that feature folly and frenzy.