The traditional Tomatina is not only tomatoes. As all the good traditions, the little details make the party special.
Around 10am begins the first special moment: the "palo jabón", what means soap stick. This is a kind of greasy pole. The game is to go up in that greasy pole for catch one serrano ham holding up there.
While all the contestants are trying to catch that ham, the main square in Buñol starts to be crowd at that time and all the people who is there is singing and dancing and having a great time before the big battle.
When someone finally catch the ham, they give the order for beging with La Tomatina, which is around 11am. You will can hear one big fire cracker and then the big event can starts.
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