Spain celebrates Els Enfarinats Festival with a battle of flour and eggs

Revellers take part in the battle of 'Enfarinats,' a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats Festival on December 28, 2013 in Ibi, Spain. Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers. The battle takes place between a group of married men called 'Els Enfarinats' that takes the control of the village for one day, pronouncing a whole host of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them, and another group called 'La Oposicio,' which tries to restore order. At the end of the day, the money collected from the fines is donated to charitable causes in the village. The festival has been celebrated since 1981 after the town of Ibi recovered the tradition but the origins remain unknown.

Citizens of Spain's Ibi annually celebrate the Els Enfarinats Festival with a battle of flour, eggs and firecrackers.

The battle takes place between a group of married men called Els Enfarinats that takes control of the village for one day, pronouncing a whole host of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them, and another group called La Oposicio, which tries to restore order. Money collected from the fines is then donated to charitable causes in the village.