If it's the last Wednesday in August, this must be Buñol. And a new record;
Wednesday morning 22,000 people lined the streets of Buñol, Valencia province, to throw around 170,000 kilos of tomatoes in celebration of the 2015 Tomatina.Things are looking up elsewhere in Spain too;
The world-famous tomato-throwing festival is 70 years old this year and to celebrate organizers have distributed 29,000 more kilos of fruit than in 2014.
The Spanish economy grew 1.0% in the second quarter of 2015, according to data released Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INE).Bravo!
The figure is one tenth of a point higher than in the first quarter, and the highest in the last eight years, reflecting the kind of growth experienced prior to Spain’s economic crisis.
Consumers and investors are driving the renewed economic expansion. Second-quarter household consumption rose 1% on an annual basis, representing the ninth consecutive quarter of growth. Meanwhile, investment, particularly in capital goods and cultivated assets, expanded 2.2% from April to June.