Egg and Flour Fight: Spain's "Els Enfarinats" Festival

Published December 29th, 2021 - 09:26 GMT

Spain's "Els Enfarinats" festival is a 200-year-old traditional event where participants wear military clothes and stage a mock coup d'etat as they battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers in the south-eastern Spanish town of Ibi.

This event is considered as part of the celebrations of the Day of the Innocents, a traditional day in Spain for pulling pranks.

"Els Enfarinats" festival is celebrated annually on December 28.

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"Els Enfarinats" Festival

Revellers dressed in mock military garb take part in the "Els Enfarinats" battle in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi on December 28, 2021.(Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)

"Els Enfarinats" Festival

During this 200-year-old traditional festival participants known as Els Enfarinats (those covered in flour) dress in military clothes and stage a mock coup d'etat as they battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city town hall as part of the celebrations of the Day of the Innocents, a traditional day in Spain for pulling pranks. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)

"Els Enfarinats" Festival

The participants known as Els Enfarinats (those covered in flour) dress in military clothes and stage a mock coup d'etat as they battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city town hall as part of the celebrations of the Day of the Innocents, a traditional day in Spain for pulling pranks. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)

"Els Enfarinats" Festival

Revellers dressed in mock military garb take part in the "Els Enfarinats" battle in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi on December 28, 2021.(Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)

"Els Enfarinats" Festival

A reveller dressed in mock military garb holds a torch during the "Els Enfarinats" battle in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi on December 28, 2019. AFP / JAIME REINA

"Els Enfarinats" Festival

A reveller dressed in mock military garb holds a torch during the "Els Enfarinats" battle in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi on December 28, 2019. AFP / JAIME REINA

"Els Enfarinats" Festival

A reveller dressed in mock military garb holds eggs as he takes part in the "Els Enfarinats" battle in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi on December 28, 2021.(Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)

"Els Enfarinats" Festival

During this 200-year-old traditional festival participants known as Els Enfarinats (those covered in flour) dress in military clothes and stage a mock coup d'etat as they battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city town hall as part of the celebrations of the Day of the Innocents, a traditional day in Spain for pulling pranks. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)

"Els Enfarinats" Festival

During this 200-year-old traditional festival participants known as Els Enfarinats (those covered in flour) dress in military clothes and stage a mock coup d'etat as they battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city town hall as part of the celebrations of the Day of the Innocents, a traditional day in Spain for pulling pranks. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)

"Els Enfarinats" Festival
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
Revellers dressed in mock military garb take part in the "Els Enfarinats" battle in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi on December 28, 2021.(Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
During this 200-year-old traditional festival participants known as Els Enfarinats (those covered in flour) dress in military clothes and stage a mock coup d'etat as they battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city town hall as part of the celebrations of the Day of the Innocents, a traditional day in Spain for pulling pranks. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
The participants known as Els Enfarinats (those covered in flour) dress in military clothes and stage a mock coup d'etat as they battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city town hall as part of the celebrations of the Day of the Innocents, a traditional day in Spain for pulling pranks. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
Revellers dressed in mock military garb take part in the "Els Enfarinats" battle in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi on December 28, 2021.(Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
A reveller dressed in mock military garb holds a torch during the "Els Enfarinats" battle in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi on December 28, 2019. AFP / JAIME REINA
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
A reveller dressed in mock military garb holds a torch during the "Els Enfarinats" battle in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi on December 28, 2019. AFP / JAIME REINA
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
A reveller dressed in mock military garb holds eggs as he takes part in the "Els Enfarinats" battle in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi on December 28, 2021.(Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
During this 200-year-old traditional festival participants known as Els Enfarinats (those covered in flour) dress in military clothes and stage a mock coup d'etat as they battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city town hall as part of the celebrations of the Day of the Innocents, a traditional day in Spain for pulling pranks. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)
"Els Enfarinats" Festival
During this 200-year-old traditional festival participants known as Els Enfarinats (those covered in flour) dress in military clothes and stage a mock coup d'etat as they battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city town hall as part of the celebrations of the Day of the Innocents, a traditional day in Spain for pulling pranks. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)

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