La Tomatina 2023

La Tomatina 2023

By सन्तोष कुमार देवकोटा
February 20, 2023

La Tomatina 2023 – Information, Accommodation & Tickets

La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol (Bunyol) near in the Valencian state of Spain. Thousands upon thousands of people make their way from all corners of the world to participate in this ‘World’s Biggest Food Fight’ where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets.

Prior to 2013 anywhere from 40,000 to 50,000 (reported to be 50,000 in 2012) people crammed into this huge tomato fight, greatly expanding Buñol’s normal 9,000-person population. Since 2013 official ticketing has been in place limiting the number of participants to just 20,000 lucky people.

There is limited accommodation for people who come to La Tomatina, so many people take the easier option of staying in nearby Valencia just 38km to Buñol by bus or train. In preparation for the dirty mess that will ensue, shopkeepers use huge plastic covers on their storefronts in order to protect them from the carnage.

When and where is the La Tomatina Festival celebrated in Nepal?

La Tomatina Festival, celebrated in a grand manner in Spain, will also be celebrated in Nepal on the day of the Holi festival, which falls on Falgun 22, 2079 BS (March 6, 2023 AD). This day is a national holiday in Nepal and is celebrated by all sections of Nepalese society, including business communities, high-level political leaders, tourism entrepreneurs, Nepali and foreign tourists, and senior government officials.

La Tomatina Festival in Nepal is scheduled to be held at the Nepal Scout Ground, Lainchaur, on the day of Holi. To participate in this festival, a pass is necessary, which can be obtained by contacting the Global Tourism Promotion Council at 9801080598.

How can I participate in La Tomatina Festival?

To participate in  La Tomatina Festival in Nepal, you need to obtain a pass, which will be made available by the Global Tourism Promotion Council. To get the pass, you can contact them at 9801080598.

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