For 200 year’s a battle has taken place in Ibi, Alicante, Spain. Not fought with swords or guns, but with flour and eggs. Every year on December 28th the town celebrates Els Enfarinats, better known as the Flour Fight Festival. This is Spain’s version of April Fool’s Day. Also called, The Day of the Innocence, people dress up in old in fake military uniforms and play out a coup d’état. The Day of Innocence is a reference to the biblical story of King Herold killing little babies. The military men make up crazy laws throughout the day and if you are caught breaking the laws you are forced to pay a fine. The cool thing is, the money collected from the fines is donated to charities. At the end of the day there is a massive food fight, complete with fire crackers, to commemorate the day. It is a super fun day where everyone gets involved for the good of others.
“Great experience! You have so much fun participating in this tradition! Dance, sing and flour throwing, so much fun!”
Taking place during Els Enfarinats Festival Ibi, Alicante in Southern Spain. The event takes place all day and all through the town.
Many people walk around the town on foot or rent a bike or scooter. There is public transportation including tram lines, busses and taxis and it is also easy to navigate yourself if you decide to rent a car.
Ibi is a small town but there are still plenty of places to find accomodation. Several Airbnb’s, hotels and places to rent. For the best deals on hotels and Airbnb’s in the town and the surrounding area head to the map below.
There are beautiful beaches to relax on or walk down in this quaint little town. Why not check out the town from above while paragliding or parasailing and even from a hot air balloon. You can explore it from below the sea while snorkeling or scuba diving or on top of it while stand up paddle boarding, kayaking or a beautiful boat ride.
Explore Alicante on horseback, bicycle or by foot. You should definitely explore the Moorish Caves, Viva Verde and Sierra de Mariola. There are also really cool museums to walk around in to learn the places history and culture and you must the beautiful Iglesia de San Jorge.
The Flour Fight Festival takes place on the equivalent of Spanish April Fools day the December 28, 2019.
You don’t want to miss out on this year’s Spain’s Flour Fight Festival. It really in an unforgettable experience.
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