Gran Tomatina: Colombia’s Tomato Fight Festival

Ten tonnes of inedible tomatoes take centre stage at the colourful annual event

Locals and tourists in the Colombian town of Sutamarchán celebrate the end of the harvest season in an usual way – by pelting each other with ripe tomatoes.

Known as the Tomato Fight Festival, or Gran Tomatina, the 15th staging of the annual festival was held on Sunday – the first since pandemic restrictions were lifted.

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