Video CBC | Dec 29, 2012 | 0:34
Spain flour fight
Residents in Ibi, Spain pelt each other with baking flour, eggs and firecrackers
Spain: Els Enfarinats Festival Celebrated With Flour Fight In Ibi
A reveler takes part in the battle of 'Enfarinats', a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival in Spain.
Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers.
The battle takes place between two groups, one being a group of married men called 'Els Enfarinats' who take control of the village for one day pronouncing a number of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them.
Their opponents are a group called 'La Oposicio' who try to restore order. At the end of the day the money collected from the fines is donated to charitable causes in the village.
The festival has been celebrated since 1981 after the town of Ibi recovered the tradition but the origins remain unknown.