Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Night of the Radishes

As I mentioned in my last post, there were two photo exhibits on Mexico City's main plaza, the Zócalo.  The other one was of photos taken last year of a very unique celebration that has been held for 121 years in the city of Oaxaca, the Night of the Radishes.  The event is held each year on the city's square on December 23rd.  

As early as September, radishes are harvested.  These are not necessarily the little salad radishes with which we are familiar.  Radishes can grow to more than 30 inches long.

The radishes are then carved into figures and miniature buildings.

I have never been to Oaxaca at Christmas time, but the Night of the Radishes seems like quite an incredible event.

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