Night of the Radishes – radish sculptures

Night of the Radishes – radish sculptures

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Shawn writes –

Tonight’s the traditional Oaxacan Folk Art fesitval involving the carving of radishes… who knew???

” A uniquely Oaxaca expression of the Christmas season is the Noche de Rabanos (Night of the Radishes) on the evening of December 23rd, an evening in which the zocalo becomes the scene of a huge exhibition of figures sculpted from radishes. Often these figures are in scenes of the birth of Jesus or other scenes expressing the history and culture of Oaxacans. A contest is held with everyone vying for the first prize and having their picture in the morning paper.”Link.

Pictured here – Noche de Rábanos (Radish Night) is one of the most unique folk art festivals in the world and takes place every December 23rd in Oaxaca, Mexico – photo by planeta.


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