Fancy getting yourself into a bit of a sticky situation?

The Catalonian seaside town of Vilanova i La Geltrú is proud of the fact that it defied carnival prohibition under the Franco regime. Over the centuries the locals have retained many bizarre traditions, including sticky food fights involving mountains of meringues and other confectionery, and the bizarre sardine burying ceremony to mark the beginning of Lent.

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Picture: Carnaval 2009 - Vilanova i la Geltrú_v_046 by Karell.Martínez, on Flickr