What does the tomato festival in Spain celebrate?
When and where is the tomato festival in Spain? Quick facts about La Tomatina Festival
When: La Tomatina Festival happens annually during the last wednesday of August. Where: Takes place in Buñol, a little village near Valencia, Spain. Population around 10.000 people.
Is La Tomatina 2022 Cancelled? In 2022 La Tomatina will again take place in Buñol, a small village outside Valencia, where food fights with tomatoes have been happening since 1944 at least.
Why was La Tomatina banned? In the early 1950s, La Tomatina was banned from taking place in Buñol by the local authorities. According to a La Tomatina travel website, the festival was banned by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco for having no religious significance.