Over time, the rituals have become more dramatic, colorful, and bloody, with large spears and hooks through the chest and face – some devotees even pull large wagons with ropes attached to their bloody backs. It is held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Buñol.The participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for fun. In 1945, during a parade of gigantes y cabezudos, young adults who wanted to be in the event staged a brawl in town’s main square, the Plaza del Pueblo.They believe that by ingesting the remains of a love one, his spirit will live within them forever.Every body must be cremated, because the Yanomami think that leaving a dead body to decay is horrifying.In addition, the soul will be unhappy if he couldn’t find a resting place in the bodies of his loved ones.
The most painful Initiation Ritual – For the Satere-Mawe tribe of the Amazon, you can’t become a man if you don’t take part in this ritual.In Tamil Nadu, they celebrate their devotion to the birth of Lord Murugan and his killing of Soorapadman, a vengeful spirit, with a spear.They do this with painful piercings around the body, including the tongue. La Tomatina, the annual Tomato Throwing Festival, held in the Valencian town of Buñol, Spain.The sting from these ants has been compared to a bullet hitting the flesh.
The boys will gather the ants and the ants are then drugged by some herbs given to them by the Medicine Man.
Later, while the ants are sleeping in their drug induced state, they are placed into a woven mesh glove with the stinger on the inside.