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Strange Festivities in Spain - The 'FLOUR' Festival
12 June 2018 @ 22:38

No festival in Spain is complete without a bizarre tradition like throwing tomatoes or running in front of bulls or jumping over babies or setting off tons of gunpowder....

The annual festival of Els Enfarinats is celebrated with the mother of all food fights; flour and eggs. Els Enfarinats takes place in the town of Ibi in Alicante on December 28 as part of celebrations related to the Day of the Innocents. During the day long festival, participants dressed in mock military dress stage a mock coup pretending to take over the town. Dressed in a slovenly manner, they enter banks and shops stirring up trouble in a good-humoured way, imposing fines on shopkeepers and bankers, mocking local dignitaries and reading humorous speeches. Those who oppose are assaulted with flour cakes and eggs.

The tradition's origins are unclear, but it is believed to have grown from the ancient Feast of Fools, or Fiesta de los Locos, once part of the old Roman festival of Saturnalia. The tradition is is over 200 years old.

 



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Falcón said:
13 June 2018 @ 16:07

LOVE La fiesta de los locos, it is very funny all people enjoy with white of flour clothes.
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE AND LOVE...


anthomo16 said:
16 June 2018 @ 09:00

if it makes people laugh then keep on doing it


Artistsana said:
16 June 2018 @ 10:57

The whole town looks like my kitchen on Pancake Tuesday! ;-) Ha ha ha!



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