Throwing turnips at Spain’s annual Jarramplas Festival

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Armed with turnips, hundreds arrive in Piornal, Spain every year on Saint Sebastian Day to hurl the root vegetable at the Jarramplas, a man dressed as a demon. The centuries-old Jarramplas Festival takes place annually every January 19-20, and this year they expect to use more than 20 thousand kilograms of turnips. Though its origins are unclear, the festival is generally believed to symbolize the expulsion of everything bad.