The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi

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Fighting in full uniform, but instead of weapon there are eggs and flour, that's how the Spanish festival called "ELS Enfarinats" looks like - and it has been taking place in the Spanish town of Ibi for over 200 years. The town is located in the coastal region of Alicante. See how it changes every year on December 28.
The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi
 
In Spain, December 28 is the day of the Holy Innocents, Santos Inocentes. According to tradition, on this day, King Herod ordered to kill all newborn children, among them Jesus. It 's not a religious holiday. That day, the inhabitants of the small town of Ibi, near Alicante, take over the town, dressed in uniforms.


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi
 
The battle of flour and eggs begins at dawn around the town hall. In the fighting there are involved two groups of warriors. The first consisting of married men called "Els Enfarinats" is trying to take over the city and make ridiculous local laws. The second group is trying to restore order in the city.


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi



The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi



The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi


The battle with flour and eggs in Spanish city of Ibi