Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos + 1 Video)

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Battle of oranges or “orange fights” – carnival and comic fights that take place in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. The main tradition is the throwing oranges at each other members of the two pre-organized groups.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)

It involves around 3,000 revellers on foot and in carts, through which people are totally covered with pulp of orange juice and the whole streets are slippery with orange peel,
“orange fights” took place back in to recreate of the Middle Ages, the confrontation between the royal guards and the townspeople, who rebelled against the cruel ruler.
According to legend, medieval prince of this city was so stingy that gave his subjects only in a single pot of peas every six months.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
In protest, the people started throwing a royal procession guards and peas. A few years later peas replaced with oranges.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
In the “Battle of the orange” parties in carts symbolize the royal guard, and their opponents – ordinary citizens.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
Instead of swords and crossbows they use oranges.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
In the “Battle of the orange” involves thousands of local residents of the city of Ivrea, which is divided into nine teams.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
“Orange Battle” going all three days of carnival, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
Teams throw oranges at each other.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
Participant from one of the teams is on the crushed oranges, which are a carpet covered on the streets after the “battle of oranges,” which takes place during the carnival in the Italian town of Ivrea, near Turin.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
One of the participants satisfied with the “orange battle.”
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
Due to increased trauma, all participants wear helmets – so they can avoid serious problems because the person gets sometimes weightful oranges.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
The teams exchanged blows.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
The helmet is a matter of vital importance.
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)
Battle of Oranges in Northern Italian town of Ivrea (16 Photos)