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7. Battle of the Oranges

Where: Ivrea, Italy
When: February; annually

The story goes something like this. Many centuries ago, a city tyrant tried to violate a young girl, but before he had the chance, she chopped his head off and the whole town celebrated. That is how the Battle of the Oranges was born in Ivrea, Italy. Every year, the townspeople divide themselves into nine combat teams, stage a battle, and attack each other with oranges in order to commemorate their freedom from that 13th century troublemaker. Why oranges? Apparently, they symbolize the tyrant's castrated testicles. Some OJ for justice? We're in.

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