Tomatoes not your thing? Then crush a grape or two instead!

Usually (but not always) two days after the famous Tomatina tomato throwing festival the Spaniards are at it again. This time its all about grapes.

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Get tomatoed at the World’s most infamous food fight!

La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain. Tens of tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets for exactly one hour.

Picture: Tomatina Madness by beatdrifter, on Flickr

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Nothing can prepare you for this riot of noise and fire! Take some earplugs and some fireproof clothing!

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Picture: Un hombre primitivo nos saluda desde las fallas de Valencia 2010 - La primavera ha llegado con fuerza… by Antonio Marín Segovia, on Flickr

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

Merce Piromusical at the Magic Fountain, Barcelona on Flickr.

An amazing finale to the Festes de la Merce in Barcelona. The Piromusical is a fireworks, water and light show to the sound of Queen’s “Barcelona”

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Tomatoes not your thing? Then crush a grape or two instead!

Usually (but not always) two days after the famousTomatina tomato throwing festival the Spanish are at it again. This time its all about grapes.

More on La Raima by Somewhere in the world today…

Picture: Guerra de Uvas en la Raimà - La Pobla del Duc by La Dipu en la Red, on Flickr

Get tomatoed at the World’s most infamous food fight!

La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain. Tens of tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets for exactly one hour.

More on La Tomatina by Somewhere in the world today…

Picture: Tomatina Madness by beatdrifter, on Flickr

Celebrating life’s close shaves…

Every year in As Neves, Spain, anyone who has suffered a near death experience in the previous year is paraded through the streets either carrying a coffin, or being carried in a coffin by family and friends.

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Picture: Procesión Santa Marta Ribarteme by Alberto Varela, on Flickr

Pyrotechnics, bull running (or naked people running if you prefer!) plus 9 days of solid partying starts now for the citizens of Pamplona, Spain - Festival of San Fermin

Pyrotechnics, bull running (or naked people running if you prefer!) plus 9 days of solid partying starts now for the citizens of Pamplona, Spain - Festival of San Fermin


Get sloshed on Red Wine!

As the name suggests the Haro Wine Battle involves throwing copious amounts of wine over everybody!

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Picture: Batalla Del Vino, Haro by Ms.Sam, on Flickr