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Traditional flour fights in Spain

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Traditional flour fights in Spain

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A flour fight rooted in tradition dating back more than two centuries has been held in the Spanish town of Ibi in Alicante.

It takes place on December 28 each year as part of celebrations related to the Day of the Innocents, the equivalent of April Fools Day.

A spoof army known as the Els Amantats dressed in full uniform stage a mock coup d’etat.

Revellers pelt each other with eggs and flour, whilst setting off firecrackers outside the town hall before seizing power for themselves and naming a new mayor.