In 1945 some young boys decided to take part in a parade during the town festivities. The sheer energy of these youngsters made one of the participants fall over and get mad, then he started to strike everything in his way. Nearby there was a vegetable stall that fell victim of the furious crowd. People then started to pelt each other with tomatoes until the local forces finally ended the vegetable battle.
- What’s your ammunition? 120 tons of ripe red tomatoes.
- Who?: Locals and people from all over the world. Maximum capacity: 22,000 people. Over 18s.
- When? August 28th
- There is also a junior festival for the children, a few days before on the 24th August
The future of this party is assured with the sixth edition of the “Tomatina Infantil”, a children’s Tomatina party. This year, this party takes place on August 24, at 12 in the morning.
Where? on Buñol Main Square (Plaza del Pueblo – Buñol).
The funniest day of summer: Tomatina Kids
La Tomatina Infantil was born in 2013 as an initiative for children so that they can enjoy La Tomatina as adults do. This festival is reserved for children from 4 to 14 years and is celebrated on the last Saturday of the month of August. The duration of this “mini battle” is approximately 30-40 minutes.
From Javea, Denia, Calpe, Benidorm and Gandia