As a part of the carnival in Barcelona, the traditional orange battle (Taronjada) is sure to take place. The name of the battle goes back to ancient times, when people threw real oranges at each other. Nowadays, everything is much more prosaic – bags with sliced orange paper are handed out to everyone. But when King of Carnival announces a holiday open, huge orange balls and balloons start to fly over the crowd.
Adults and children are in utter delight!
A short story and photos from Orange Battle in Barcelona 2015 can be viewed at the link.