X Y is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol.It is unique in one respect that it involves fight with a unique thing. It is held on the last Wednesday in August, during the week of festivities of Buñol.
At around 10am festivities begin with the first event of the festival. It is the “palo jabón”, similar to the greasy pole. The goal is to climb a greased pole with a ham on top. As this happens, the revellers work into a frenzy of singing and dancing whilst being showered in water from hoses. Once someone is able to drop the ham off the pole, the start signal for the the fight with a unique object is given. The signal for the onset is at about 11 when a loud shot rings out, and the chaos begins.
Several trucks throw that unique thing in abundance in the Plaza del Pueblo. The unique thing come from Extremadura, where they are less expensive and are grown specifically for the holidays, being of inferior taste. For the participants the use of goggles and gloves are recommended. The thing must be crushed before being thrown so as to reduce the risk of injury.
After exactly one hour, the fight ends with the firing of the second shot, announcing the end. Fire Trucks hose down the streets and participants use hoses that locals provide to remove the remnant paste from their bodies. Some participants go to the pool of “los peñones” to wash. After the cleaning, the village cobblestone streets become pristine.
Which is the festival we are talking about and also give its recent reference.