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As Holi celebrations get under way – one of the most colourful and exuberant festivals you will find anywhere – we round up more of the world’s messiest festivals.
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The Galaxidi flour festival
The details: In a small harbour town in northern Greece, hundreds of people gather each year to take part in a huge flour fight. The day, ironically is known as Clean Monday, and takes place in February.

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Tomatina Festival
The details: One of the most well known, and messiest, of the many high-profile festivals in Spain, this event is not for the faint-hearted – tomatoes are pelted everywhere. Don’t wear your Sunday best
When: Held on the last Wednesday in August in the town of Buñol, near Valencia.

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Punkin Chunkin, USA
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Punkin Chunkin is a sport consisting of hurling pumpkins as far as possible by mechanical means. Devices used are of varying degrees of sophistication, including slingshots, catapults and even pneumatic cannons. Various informal competitions take place across the US, but the most serious, World Championship Punkin Chunkin, is in Delaware.

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Battle of the Oranges, northern Italy
Thought to be Italy’s largest food fight, this rather fiercely fought battle takes place each year. Note the (necessary helmets) used for protection. Don’t get caught in the citrus-flavoured crossfire.
It is thought to have medieval origins, the true roots of which have been clouded over by time.

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International pillow fight day
The details:
Not quite as messy – in terms of indissoluble stains – this event still looks spectacular. With origins in a pillow fight flash mob, the festival spread, and now many cities around the world take part, from Amsterdam to Zurich.
This year it takes place on Saturday, April 6.

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Boryeong Mud Festival
The details
This annual festival occurs in the summer months in Boryeong, a town around 150 miles south of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. It was first staged in the 1990s and now attracts millions of visitors.

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