La Tomatina is an epic food fight festival that takes place on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol near Valencia in Spain. It is recognized as the ‘World’s Biggest Food Fight’. During this festival, participants throw tomatoes that are specially shipped and pre-crushed for locals and tourists to throw at each other, purely for entertainment purposes. In recent years, anywhere from 20-40,000 people have participated in it. It’s gotten so big, people who put on the event have had to limit participants. Its origin is just as interesting as the event itself. It started on the last Wednesday of August in 1945 when a group of young people went to the town square to attend a huge local parade. They jumped on a float and in their excitement, they caused a man to fall off. In his rage, he began to hit everyone in his path, throwing vegetables at people in what later became a furious crowd. The following year, the same people replicated what happened before, and from then on, it became a local tradition.