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Spanish town soaked with wine in annual festival

(Agencies) Updated: 2015-06-30 08:15 Comments

Spanish town soaked with wine in annual festival

A young woman is drenched in wine during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, northern Spain June 29, 2015. Every year thousands of people celebrate the day of the patron saint of the town, San Pedro, with a trek to the mountainous crags of Bilibio. Following a mass in honor of the fifth century hermit, St Felices de Bilibio, a giant battle ensues with participants using any method available to soak each other with cheap wine. The tradition appears to have come about after various participants, following a night of drinking, thought it amusing to stain their white festival costumes with red wine, according to early newspaper reports. [Photo/Agencies]

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