The World's Top 5 Most Intense Food Fight Traditions

If you've ever wanted to take part in a government-sanctioned food fight with other adults, here's your chance.

Sometimes you just have to let the tomatoes fly.

In a world where food is expected to stay on our plates, throwing food at other humans is a radical act of defiance. Food fights are absurd, joyful, exuberant disruptions of normal life—and in some places around the world, they're annual events. Our sympathies lie with whoever has to clean this up, but the pictures sure are dazzling.

5. Haro Wine Festival (Spain)

If you've ever dreamed of dousing your entire body in red wine, here's your chance. Each year, people in the vineyard-filled Spanish village of Haro, Rioja throw 130,000 liters of wine at each other as part of this festival (and one would imagine that a fair amount is flowing through these partygoers' bloodstreams).


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