Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fascinating events-The Grape Fight of Binissalem

The Grape Fight of Binissalem

One of the most fun events of September took place in the village of Benissalem, on the island of Majorca, during Fiesta of La Vermada.

Over one thousand people, both locals and tourists, gathered in Binissalem, a village known for the quality of its wines, for what may have been the biggest grape fight in the world. Every year, at the end of September, the people of Binissalem organize a fiesta, to celebrate a successful grape harvest. The highlight of Fiesta of La Vermada is the grape fight that attracts people from all over the world, just like La Tomatina festival, held in Bunol, Spain.

The grape fighters gather in Plaza de l’Esglesia, in the center of the village and wait for a rocket to be fired. Once that happens everyone stampedes into a field outside Binissalem and a human circle is formed around a huge pile of grapes. When the whistle blows, the madness begins and grapes start flying.

fascinating-events
fascinating-events
fascinating-events
fascinating-events
fascinating-events

0 comments:

  © Blogger templates Newspaper III by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP