Friday, August 19, 2011

Avail car rental service in Spain to be a part of the La Tomatina Fiesta 2011

Spain has some of most charming villages, vibrant cities, stunning coasts and the best island in the world. This exotic country is a perfect destination for any kind of trip as it is filled with numerous attractions and has the second largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The country has something to offer for every age group. To explore all that this amazing country has to offer, avail car rental service in Spain.

Spain is known for its rich heritage and numerous cultural events. The country hosts several lively and colorful festivals and events throughout the year. One such fun-filled festival is La Tomatina Fiesta. La Tomatina Fiesta is the World Biggest Food Fight Festival where thousands of people from all over the world come together for tomato fight. Nearly 20,000 to 40,000 people come every year to be part of this tomato fight. This year’s festival will be held on 31st August in the Valencian town of Bunol, Spain. It is the last event of the weeklong festival of Bunol which features music, parades, dancing and fireworks. The La Tomatina Fiesta starts around 10 in the morning when there is a signal to start the tomato fight with the firing of water cannons. Traditionally the fight begins only when someone reaches the top of the greased pole and gets the ham on the top.

Before the start signal, several trucks throw huge quantity of tomatoes in the Plaza del Pueblo. The tomatoes are got from Extremadura as they are less expensive there. It is strongly advised to wear protective safety goggles and gloves while attending this event. You should also make sure that you squish the tomatoes before throwing, for safety precautions. After one hour, with the second firing of the water cannons the festival ends. Fire trucks are used to spray down the water and clean the streets full of tomatoes. Participants clean themselves with the hoses provide by the local or wash themselves at the Bunol River.

As the city of Bunol has limited accommodation, you would get a place to stay at the nearby cities. Hence it is advisable to avail car rental service to move around the cities in Spain and explore the surroundings.