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Flour power: The battle of the 'Enfarinats'

Published 28/12/2013 | 20:01

Revellers take part in the battle of 'Enfarinats', a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival on December 28, 2013 in Ibi, Spain
Revellers take part in the battle of 'Enfarinats', a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival on December 28, 2013 in Ibi, Spain
A reveller takes part in the battle of 'Enfarinats', a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival on December 28, 2013 in Ibi, Spain
A reveller takes part in the battle of 'Enfarinats', a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival on December 28, 2013 in Ibi, Spain
The battle takes place between two groups, a group of married men called 'Els Enfarinats' which take the control of the village for one day pronouncing a whole host of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them and then another group called 'La Oposicio' which try to restore order
The battle takes place between two groups, a group of married men called 'Els Enfarinats' which take the control of the village for one day pronouncing a whole host of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them and then another group called 'La Oposicio' which try to restore order
The festival has been celebrated since 1981 after the town of Ibi recovered the tradition but the origins remain unknown
A reveller takes part in the battle of 'Enfarinats', a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival
At the end of the day the money collected from the fines is donated to charitable causes in the village
Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers
The battle takes place between two groups, a group of married men called 'Els Enfarinats' which take the control of the village for one day pronouncing a whole host of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them and then another group called 'La Oposicio' which try to restore order
At the end of the day the money collected from the fines is donated to charitable causes in the village. The festival has been celebrated since 1981 after the town of Ibi recovered the tradition but the origins remain unknown
Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers
At the end of the day the money collected from the fines is donated to charitable causes in the village. The festival has been celebrated since 1981 after the town of Ibi recovered the tradition but the origins remain unknown
Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers
The battle takes place between two groups, a group of married men called 'Els Enfarinats' which take the control of the village for one day pronouncing a whole host of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them and then another group called 'La Oposicio' which try to restore order
At the end of the day the money collected from the fines is donated to charitable causes in the village. The festival has been celebrated since 1981 after the town of Ibi recovered the tradition but the origins remain unknown
The battle takes place between two groups, a group of married men called 'Els Enfarinats' which take the control of the village for one day pronouncing a whole host of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them and then another group called 'La Oposicio' which try to restore order
Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers.

Citizens of Ibi, Spain annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers.

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