Held on the last Wednesday in August, La Tomatina is a festival which involves tomato throwing. Held during the week long festivities of Bunol, the Bunolian towns of Valencia is the hosting town of this rather dramatic event.
The history of the tomato throwing scene goes a long way. It is believed that this custom originates some where in the 1950’s which later became an organised event where even the tomatoes are supplied in truck loads for the people of the city to squash and throw at each other.
The celebrations begin around 10:00 am with the initiating event of ‘palo jabon’,a greasy pole as high as two storey with a ham on the top. Once somebody drops the ham off the pole the chaotic festival begins.
Locals as well as visitors are given an ample supply of ripe tomatoes and a time limit of one hour to hurl away the squashy red pulp. At the end of the hour a shot is fired where all activities with tomatoes must come to an end, at least for that year.
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|Provisional Dates of the April Fair
||29 April-4 May
||28 April – 3 May
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‘El Grec’, also known as the Grec Festival is the main summer attraction in Barcelona. This festival of dance, theatre, circus and music is also a major event in Europe’s performing arts calendar.
The name of the festival originates from its main venue, the Teatre Grec, an open air-theatre located on Mount Montjuic. And though originally the Grec Festival was only about local theatre it has now expanded to embrace theatre, music and other performing arts of all European cultures.
Generally the festival lasts for about five weeks and goes on from end June till about beginning August. The 2011 Grec Festival is this long-standing event’s thirty-fifth show and its progress throughout its long history is portrayed in its current shows.
For those art lovers visiting Barcelona this summer the city features a range of accommodation options. From budget hotels to bed and breakfast to luxury accommodation, all promise warm hospitality and modern amenities.
Oasis (1 star) BB from € 43.79
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Hotel SB Icaria Barcelona (4 star) Room only rates from € 66.42
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