Spain abolished the festival of the tomato

the government of Valencia has cancelled this year’s celebration of Tomatina. As writes El Mundo, this happens a second time in the 75-year history of the tomato festival, which is held at the end of August (last Wednesday of the month) in the town of buñol.

Until this year, the holiday was abolished in 1957, but the passion of the Spaniards for the battle of the tomatoes was so strong that the following year the event was resumed. Since then, every year tens of thousands of people rush into each other tomatoes. One day used about 140-150 tons of tomatoes to deliver them, you need several trucks.

Authorities of Valencia decided that, in conditions when the world is raging coronavirus, will be extremely difficult to organize this popular event.

the Tomatina in buñol attracts from around the world for one day the population of a small town (10 thousand inhabitants) multiplies. The interest has particularly increased since 1983, when the TV broadcast a report by journalist Javier Basilio, specially invited to the event by local residents. Since then, the holiday broadcast channels in many countries. About it, some films, and based on that, even made video games.

by the Way, in recent years, participation in the festival is paid. According to organizers, ticket prices set for reasons of safety, so as to limit the crowd wanting to prevent riots.