Holi 2019: Hues of Spain’s La Tomatina festival seen in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad

first_imgHoli 2019: Hues of Spain’s La Tomatina festival seen in Gujarat’s AhmedabadPeople attending the La Tomatina-themed Holi party can be seen throwing tomatoes at each other instead of the usual colours. While the original La Tomatina festival happens on a much larger scale, it seems that the trend is starting to spread in India slowly. advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 21, 2019UPDATED: March 21, 2019 12:31 IST In the visuals below, people attending the La Tomatina-themed Holi party can be seen throwing tomatoes at each other instead of the usual colours. (Photo: ANI)”Bura na mano, Holi hai!” was taken to another level in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad where people celebrated the festival of colours with tomatoes, resembling the famous La Tomatina festival held every year in Spain.In the visuals below, people attending the La Tomatina-themed Holi party can be seen throwing tomatoes at each other instead of the usual colours. While the original La Tomatina festival happens on a much larger scale, it seems that the trend is starting to spread in India slowly. In Spain, La Tomatina is a festival which is held in Buñol, Valencia. Participants in the festival are required to throw tomatoes and get involved in a tomato fight for entertainment.The festival has been held on the last Wednesday of August since 1945.Meanwhile, people from all parts of the country celebrated Holi with the traditional fervour and Holi-related hashtag were among top Twitter trends. Google also celebrated the Hindu spring festival with a colourful doodle. Prominent political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi greeted the nation and hoped that the festival of colours will brighten the mood of the nation in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack.???? ?? ???? ???? ?? ??? ?????????? ?? ????? ??????????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ???? pic.twitter.com/glZ6eQHaoeChowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 21, 2019″Greetings to all the countrymen of the Holy Festival of Holi. This festival of joy and Gaiety will further strengthen the colour of our unity and goodwill,” said PM Modi.Congress president Rahul Gandhi said: “I pray to god the festival of Holi makes your life full of colours,” Rahul Gandhi posted on Twitter.”advertisementSeveral personalities from the field of sports and Bollywood also wished a prosperous and safe Holi to citizens.IndiaToday.in too wishes its readers a happy and safe Holi.Read | Holi 2019: Country celebrates festival of colours, also remembers Pulwama martyrsAlso Read | Holi 2019: Metro timings, traffic restrictions in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, BengaluruMust Read | Holi and the extravagant spread of food from across IndiaWatch | So Sorry: Bura na mano Holi haiFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKoustav Das Tags :Follow holi 2019last_img read more