Today the inhabitants of the ancient town of Ivrea in Northern Italy celebrate their freedom by hurling fresh oranges at each other. The three day event sees the town divided into nine teams, all competing in Italy's largest food fight.
The custom of orange throwing began in an unusual way – it is said that in the 1930s local girls threw oranges onto the carriages of the carnival parade in a bid to attract the local boys' attention.
To celebrate Battle Of The Oranges, share a picture of something orange, on instagram or twitter, from 14 - 17 February. The winner will receive £250 worth of TOAST product of their choice – including at least one thing orange! Please include our name @TOASTtravels and hashtag #TOASTbattleoftheoranges. We will choose our favourite photo on 20.02.2015.
Koichi Soup Cup / Edo Stripe Sweater & Akira Skirt / Roll Top Clutch / Linen Stripe Tee
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Lead image credit: Happy Yolks blog - you must try her Orange Chocolate Tart recipe here
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1. This Promotion is open to all UK residents over the age of 18 excluding: (i) employees of the Promoter and their families; (ii) the employees of companies or organisations with whom the Promotion is run and their families; and (iii) agents or any other person directly connected with the Promotion.
2. Only one entry, fulfilling the eligibility requirements, will be accepted per person. Spammers will be disqualified.
3. The Promoter may require participants to provide proof of identity, proof of age and proof of residency. Identification considered suitable for verification is at the Promoter's discretion. The winner may be required to sign a statement proving their eligibility/liability. The Promoter may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any entrant that fails to satisfy the eligibility requirements.
4. To enter the Promotion, tweet or instagram a photo of something coloured orange with the words ‘@TOASTtravels’ and ‘#TOASTbattleoftheoranges’. No purchase is necessary to enter. Access to the internet and a valid Twitter or Instagram account are required to enter.
5. Entries must be submitted between 09:00am GMT on 14/02/2015 (“Opening Date”) and 23:59pm GMT on 17/02/15 (“Closing Date”). Entries received before the Opening Date or after the Closing Date or entries received by any other means (e.g. in the post) will not be accepted.
6. There is one prize consisting of £250 worth of TOAST products which include the colour orange or similar shade thereof. The prize winner must send: (i) the details of their chosen qualifying products worth up to £250; and (ii) the address they wish their qualifying products to be delivered to, in reply to the Direct Message informing them that they have won, by 3 March 2015. The prize winner cannot select multiples of the same product or item. TOAST will send the products to the prize winner. TOAST’s delivery policy (see here) applies.
7. To win the prize you must have posted your picture with the required words between the Opening Date and the Closing Date. Entries in the incorrect format will not be considered.
8. The winner will be selected in a random draw conducted by the Promoter from all valid entries received by the Closing Date and to be conducted no later than 24 February 2015.
9. The winner will be notified by Direct Message on Twitter or Instagram no later than 24 February 2015. If the prize winner does not respond to this notification by 3 March 2015, the Promoter reserves the right to select an alternative prize winner at random from all remaining valid entries, with the originally selected winner forfeiting their right to the prize. The result of the draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into, except with the winner.
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