西班牙瘋狂浴「茄」大戰 | Thousands drenched in red in Spain’s ‘Tomatina’ battle

2019年八月二十八日,參與者在西班牙布尼奧爾鎮年度「番茄大戰」互砸番茄。(美聯社)| Revellers throw tomatoes at each other during the annual
2019年八月二十八日,參與者在西班牙布尼奧爾鎮年度「番茄大戰」互砸番茄。(美聯社)| Revellers throw tomatoes at each other during the annual "Tomatina", tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol near Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】年度西班牙番茄大戰開戰囉!超過二萬人擠滿了位於西班牙東部的觀光區布尼奧爾鎮(Bunol)街道,每個人拿著番茄互砸,「茄」流成河。

More than 20,000 people are pelting each other with ripe tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” street battle in a town in eastern Spain that has become a major tourist attraction.

週三上午,只見六台卡車裝滿了145噸重的番茄,在布尼奧爾街道上卸貨,迎接為時一小時的「番茄大戰」。

The party saw 145 tons of tomatoes offloaded from six trucks into crowds packing Buñol’s streets for the midday hour-long battle Wednesday.

參與者們佩戴泳鏡來保護眼睛。

Participants don swimming goggles to protect their eyes.

「番茄大戰」中午結束後,主辦單位收拾殘局沖洗街道,民眾也在公共澡堂清洗。

Organizers hose the streets down moments after the event’s end at noon while participants use public showers.

年度「番茄大戰」據傳源於1945年一場當地小孩的紛爭。一張「番茄大戰」入場卷12歐元(約台幣400元)。

The event, which costs 12 euros (about $13) for a basic ticket, was inspired by a food fight between local children in 1945 in the tomato-producing region.