BATTLE OF THE ORANGES on Feb at Ivrea, Italy
It's a familiar story: floater go up against an unjust ruler. Carnivale di Ivrea in, however, has not fought a Battle with guns and swords oranges are the weapon of choice. Each year, a small town north of Ivrea, in the province of Turin stockpile of 500,000 kg of fresh Orange for Battaglia Daily Arance (Battle orange), and a recreation of a historic battle between the cities and the ruling tyrant's population. Equipment of fruit on the entire war, and even the declaration of sovereignty red cap that can prevent juiced.
Legend has it that in the centuries between the 12 and the 13 time, try Lord of Ivrea to rape the daughter of Miller on the eve of her wedding, and the exercise of the right of Mr. (up to the Lord right) to take the virginity of girls of his servants. In the evolution of fate, the plan failed, and spare the young rebels head. At a stroke of his sword, brave, and he puts the city free from oppression. The city's population stood fought against the disciples of the Lord, which was high in horse-drawn carriages.
Today, this represents the struggle between classes followers of the Lord in the car with costumes Clowns "and the common folk on their feet in the sports uniform. Daughter of the miller, and Violetta, represented by a woman wearing a headscarf red white and crimson, and throw the yellow and sweet flowers to her fans. Represents the orange head of a tyrant style, but for centuries released beans, and apples. modern Festival evolved from local oranges way flirtatious balcony girls fell to attract the attention of children who are cared for. If mutual feeling, the boys answered with an orange for you.
Unlike Spain La bickering Festival tomatoes, oranges battle is not free for all backpacker. It is highly structured, and full of history, and contains some competitive elements. It's free and fun to see about 100,000 viewers, but for nine teams competitive approximately 4000, is a serious matter and shed light on the year.
Horse-drawn carriages and passengers armored men despised represent the emperor and get serious skinning. Officially, it must be part of the infantry mercenary group as Mercenri in battle. An informal (and against the regime), simply walk in the battlefield, remove red cap and orange beginning of clamping. This is a rebellion of the people, could be among them, but be warned that while some of the serious injuries suffered, many wake up with orange size hurt the next day. (There are some hot wine flowing through most fighters system, so expect disproportionately from the intensity of about lobbers orange.) Use a hat or head of a red coat is supposed to leave an exemption from a direct hit, but to be in any place on earth to leave the town square is open to the stoning.
This is a rebellion of the people, could be among them, but be warned that while some of the serious injuries suffered, many wake up with orange size hurt the next day.
Carnival will be held on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (Mardi Gras) before Ash Wednesday. Orange battle begins on Sunday at 14:00, and in the previous night, festive procession pays respect to a woman who was the daughter of Miller. The festival ends on Mardi Gras when the awards, which are determined by judges who patrol the streets and defenders themselves, is delivered to the high-performance teams. This is another dichotomy of this event; while the highly competitive battle, and there is pride in winning, it's really all about the celebration. It concludes the festival presented the sword in his hand, Violeta watch over scarlo, pole with juniper bushes and heather. If scarlo burn fast and bright, and the future looks good. Slow fire is a bad omen for the coming year.
Although the battle is more than a little chaos, and even violent at times, and the city's population Ivrea birthright they see as an important part of their culture. They found the battle to liberate and joyful, consider a form of aggression emphasis on the activity that once resisted repression. Consider all over the world today, and we can not think of a more important issue.