La Raimá is an annual Grape Throwing festival celebrated in La Pobla del Duc, Valencia, Spain.
Also known as La Raima La Pobla del Duc La – Grape Throwing Festival is held on weekend of the last Friday in August every year.
The roots of this festival can be traced back to 1930’s when the jubilant farmers would celebrate the end of the harvest season by throwing the rest of the crop at each other. From then on wards this festival is being held every year.
This fiesta in La Pobla del Duc aims to promote the wine-growing tradition of the town where around 70% of population depend on the agricultural sector for their livelihood and grapes is the main source of income for most of the locals from so many years.
The festival is also an annual ritual that signals the end of the grape harvest.
What Happens in La Raimá ?
Simple, during this festival, few giant trucks roll into the town and deliver 40 – 50 tonnes of local Spanish Garnacha Tintorera grapes which people throw on each other and enjoy ….
Crowds will gather expectantly in the main square – La Plaza de la Cooperativa and wait for the church bells to strike 12:00 noon when the festival actally starts.
When is La Raima La Pobla del Duc – Grape Throwing Festival in 2017 :
In 2017 the festival will be held from 25th August to 27th August 2017.