Spain-Flour Fight

Spanish carnival holds annual flour fight

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Xinzo de Limia, Ourense, Spain – Feb 10, 2019 (Agencia EFE - No access Chinese mainland/Spain/Latin America/No archive)
1. Various of flour fight in progress
2. People posing for photo
3. Participants at carnival

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The fight of flour, as the first of the three rituals of the Galician carnival Entroido, kicked off a long carnival season on Sunday in the town of Xinzo de Limia in Ourense, Spain.

Around 400 kilograms of flour was thrown over the course of the day and as an improvement of this year's event, no plastic bag was used in the fight against the excessive consumption of this environmentally harmful product.

Despite the apparent chaos, locals said that there are unwritten rules; do not throw flour into people's eyes, onto cars or at storefronts.

According to cultural councilor Carlos Campos, there were only 15 people who participated in this activity in 1980, but it has become a world-famous celebration over the years. He added that what's unique about the flour fight is that it requires people to participate rather than to just observe from the sidelines so that everyone enjoys the great festive atmosphere.

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  • ID : 8102898
  • Published : 2019-02-11 16:17
  • Last Modified : 2019-02-11 18:05:42
  • Location : Spain
  • Category : arts, culture and entertainment
  • Duration : 1'31
  • Audio Language : Nats
  • Source : Agencia EFE
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland/Spain/Latin America/No archive
  • Version : 1
  • ID : 8102898
  • Published : 2019-02-11 16:31
  • Last Modified : 2019-02-11 18:05:42
  • Location : Orense en Galice,Espagne
  • Category : arts, culture and entertainment
  • Duration : 1'31
  • Audio Language : Nats
  • Source : Agencia EFE
  • Restrictions : Pas d’accès dans la partie continentale de Chine/en Espagne/en Amérique latine/pas d'archivage
  • Version : 1
  • ID : 8102898
  • Published : 2019-02-11 15:45
  • Last Modified : 2019-02-11 18:05:42
  • Location : España
  • Category : arts, culture and entertainment
  • Duration : 1'31
  • Audio Language : Nats
  • Source : Agencia EFE
  • Restrictions : No acceso a la parte continental de China
  • Version : 1
  • ID : 8102898
  • Published : 2019-02-11 18:00
  • Last Modified : 2019-02-11 18:05:42
  • Category : arts, culture and entertainment
  • Duration : 1'31
  • Audio Language : Originalton
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : Für das chinesische Festland/Spanien/Lateinamerika nicht verfügbar/Kein Archiv
  • Version : 1

Spain-Flour Fight

Spanish carnival holds annual flour fight

Dateline : Feb 9, 2019

Location : Spain

Duration : 1'31

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Deutsch


Xinzo de Limia, Ourense, Spain – Feb 10, 2019 (Agencia EFE - No access Chinese mainland/Spain/Latin America/No archive)
1. Various of flour fight in progress
2. People posing for photo
3. Participants at carnival


The fight of flour, as the first of the three rituals of the Galician carnival Entroido, kicked off a long carnival season on Sunday in the town of Xinzo de Limia in Ourense, Spain.

Around 400 kilograms of flour was thrown over the course of the day and as an improvement of this year's event, no plastic bag was used in the fight against the excessive consumption of this environmentally harmful product.

Despite the apparent chaos, locals said that there are unwritten rules; do not throw flour into people's eyes, onto cars or at storefronts.

According to cultural councilor Carlos Campos, there were only 15 people who participated in this activity in 1980, but it has become a world-famous celebration over the years. He added that what's unique about the flour fight is that it requires people to participate rather than to just observe from the sidelines so that everyone enjoys the great festive atmosphere.

ID : 8102898

Published : 2019-02-11 16:17

Last Modified : 2019-02-11 18:05:42

Source : Agencia EFE

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland/Spain/Latin America/No archive

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