Ivrea central square, Italy

Battle of the Oranges 桔子大战


A battle is about to start in this northern Italian city.

And this is the ammunition. During the festival, hundreds of revellers pour into Ivrea to take part in the historic 'Battle of the Oranges'.

The tradition is said to date back to a 12th century uprising against a tyrant.

Some 500 tonnes of juicy fruit are shipped from Sicily for the occasion.

Vocabulary 词汇

ammunition 武器,弹药

revellers 欢庆聚会者

uprising 起义

tyrant 暴君

juicy 鲜润多汁的