Costa de Valencia visits the world-famous Tomatina of Buñol

30.09.2019 20:03:02 - The language school Costa de Valencia visited the famous Tomatina. On this special festival, the residents of Buñol and tourists, who come from all over the world to attend the spectacle, throw squeezed tomatoes at each other.

(live-PR.com) - Valencia. Every year on the last Wednesday of August, Buñol – a small traditional town in Spain’s region Valencia – is thrown upside down: The village's residents celebrate the hilarious Tomatina festival throwing overripe and squeezed tomatoes at each other. Exactly where this tradition has come from is not quite clear. It was probably found in a spontaneous act and


has been pursued as a comical tradition from that very moment on. People from all over the world travel to Buñol to participate the spectacular tomato fight. So did Costa de Valencia’s language students visit the Tomatina and join the hilarious festival.
Early the language students took the bus to Buñol and in approximately 45 minutes they arrived. Already at 8 o’clock in the morning there were positive vibes flooding the small village already. People were out on the traditional streets, drinking, chatting and dancing; and the language students group of Costa de Valencia began this exciting day with fiesta too. They had the traditional Tomatina brunch; a sandwich with tomato sauce and sausages, and indulged in some sangria and beer. Afterwards, the students went to the village's center together to determine a meeting point and ensure they all found one another after well-visited tomato fight.
Then they walked to the Tomatina-zone where the tomato fight would be held, and entered the fray! Although the tomatoes haven’t been distributed yet, the spectacle was already in full swing. At 11 o’clock the starting shot of Tomatina festival was fired. Six trucks passed through the streets, which were full of cheerful people, and occupants threw squeezed overripe tomatoes on the crowd. As soon as the first truck passed, the tomato fight started and tomatoes flew all across the streets. Enthusiastically, the language students threw the squeezed tomatoes at each other. Some people wore goggles or diving masks, but it didn’t really change the fact that after a few minutes they were all covered with tomato paste and even the streets started filling up with the red sauce. The tomato fight was hilarious and the language students group laughed a lot. After an hour the spectacle was officially finished. The students went to the village’s river to wash of the tomato paste of their body and their clothes. Some gentle residents offered a shower with the garden hose and the clothes dried quickly in the sun.
After a while, the students group reunited at the meeting point. Here they continued the fiesta with good music, fresh drinks and a cheerful atmosphere.
Later that afternoon the students of language school Costa de Valencia returned to the place where they had brunch to regain their strengths – the sun and the excitement was draining. They recovered eating some more sandwiches and drinking some fresh beverages. The end of the day the students enjoyed being together and telling stories about the day. Around 6 o’clock in the evening they returned to Valencia; exhausted, but also very happy with the unique and unforgettable adventure they’ve experienced in Buñol this day.

Press Information:
Costa de Valencia, escuela de español

Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, 66
E-46021 Valencia

Contact Person:
Andreas Teßmer
Phone: 0034963610367
eMail: eMail

Web: http://https://www.costadevalencia.com/english/


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