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Europe’s late summer / autumn festivals

Food fight! Locals and tourists have just enjoyed the annual La Tomatina, the world’s biggest food fight in Bunol, Spain. Tens of thousands of revellers make their way to this small Spanish village geared up for a day to remember! The atmosphere building up to the ‘fight’ is like one big street party, with the occasional water fight added in just for fun. At approximately 11am the onslaught starts when huge trucks of tomatoes roll through the street dropping their loads in the middle of the packed crowds where the fight lasts for an hour. We say that’s a great way to guarantee one of your five a day! La Tomatina is held on 26th August 2015.

Fancy partying on the beach in Hungary? Try Sziget! Sziget festival is full of beaches, theatre, street food, folk dancing, sports and amusements. It’s all there on the festival’s very own self-styled island of Freedom where the acts have to row across the water to the stage! Named as 2014’s Best Majoy European Festival, this year Sziget features Florence + The Machine, alt-J, the The Ting Tings to name but a few amazing performers. Head to Sziget for 10th-17th August 2015.

There is a lot more to do at Oktoberfest, Germany, than just drink beer but admittedly a lot of beer drinking is done! Order yourself a colossal one-litre glass of beer, known in the local language as Maß, and get ready to sing along with the obligatory ‘oompah band’. Enjoy what is likely to be one of the most memorable days of your life! Oktoberfest is held between 19th September to 4th October 2015.



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