The tradition dates back to the mideleeuwen. Then came the people in a revolt against their tyrannical baron, which his army with horse-drawn carts through the streets did ride. They threw oranges to the people, which, in turn oranges to the army threw
The best of the web In the Northern Italian town of Ivrea have more than eight thousand people participated in the " Battle for the Oranges’. At the event, which lasts for three days, the participants will throw tons of oranges at each other. The fight is the climax of the annual carnival.