Thousands of Italians Attend Medieval Battle of the Oranges

StoryfulNewsPublished: February 12, 2018
Published: February 12, 2018

Thousands of people took part in a giant food fight in Ivrea, Italy, on Monday, February 11, as part of the town’s annual Battle of the Oranges carnival. The event sees tourists and locals alike dress up in medieval battle armor and besiege each other with thousands of kilograms of oranges in a reenactment which celebrates a 12th-century uprising of the townspeople against a feudal lord. The mock battle sees participants being split up into nine different groups representing the people who revolted and others on horsedrawn carriages, who play the role of the feudal armies. Credit: Adele Bortoli via Storyful

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