Dec. 28, 2012
Revelers take part in the battle of Enfarinats, a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival in Ibi, Spain. Citizens of Ibi celebrate the annual 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 takes control of the village for one day, pronouncing a whole of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them, and a group called La Oposicio, which tries 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 its origins remain unknown.