Bucket List - Attend La Tomatina
The estimated number of tomatoes used are around 150,000 i.e. over 40 metric tons. At around 10 AM, festivities begin with the first event of the Tomatina. It is the “palo jamón”, similar to the greasy pole. The goal is to climb a greased pole with a ham on top. As this happens, the crowd work into a frenzy of singing and dancing while being showered in water from hoses.
The tomato fight has been a strong tradition in Buñol since 1944 or 1945. No one is completely certain how this event originated. THeir are several theories on how this tradition started, one of the most popular theories is that disgruntled townspeople attacked city councilmen with tomatoes during a town celebration.
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