Feasts, fairs and festivals in Europe are often celebrations of a local culture that’s very unique to the region. A common theme across some of the longest-running and most bizarre festivals is food. From oranges to truffles and all kinds of fish and fowl, if you can eat it, you can certainly celebrate it.
Here, we’re tucking in to the delights of four of Europe’s most unusual cultural festivals.
1. The Battle of the Oranges, Ivrea, Italy
The carnival of Ivrea is not so much a celebration of the orange for its nutritious qualities, rather, it’s more a recognition of its usefulness as a handy and easily-available missile.
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