Noche de Rábanos, the Night of the Radishes

It’s a big night in Oaxaca. The zócalo is full of people carving radishes into elaborate scenes. Thousands of people file by to admire the very perishable art. Click on any image to enlarge it.

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Night of the Radishes sign made from radish parts.
Radish woman
Radish woman
Radish oven
Radish oven
Radish cart
Radish cart
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Radish Dragon
Tiny radish dancer
Tiny radish dancer
Radishes pulling a radish donkey
Radishes pulling a radish donkey
Radish roses and their maker
Radish roses and their maker
Solidarity radishes and their makers. The radish sign in front says, "Fuera EPN" or "Out Enrique Peña Nieto," (President of Mexico).
Solidarity radishes and their makers. The radish sign in front says, “Fuera EPN” or “Out Enrique Peña Nieto,” (President of Mexico).
Rock slinging radical radish.
Detail of demonstrating radishes–a rock-slinging radical radish.
Guy Fawkes made of radishes in radical radish demonstration
Guy Fawkes made of radishes in radical radish demonstration
Radish fist
Radish fist

We held a small radish-carving party as a tribute to Oaxaca’s Radish Night.

Steve, radishes
Steve and the radishes.
Steve, Peggy and Christin work on carving
Steve, Peggy and Christin work on carving
Steve's radish bee
Steve’s radish bee
radish sculptures and mezcal
Radish sculptures by Peggy (she did the elf), Christine, Steve and Pat with the help of good local mezcal.
I made a radish clown nose. Steve models.
I made a radish clown nose. Steve models.
Pat's radish nose selfie.
Pat’s radish nose selfie.
Radish sign (not ours--we just aren't that good).
Radish sign (not ours–we just aren’t that good).
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7 thoughts on “Noche de Rábanos, the Night of the Radishes

    1. Steve’s bee was truly a work of art. It was truly a work of art that none of us sliced any fingers off.
      Guess you don’t want to help us eat all the leftover radishes that we didn’t get around to carving up.

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  1. Well, that was really fun to see. I don’t know which sculpture is my favorite but the bee wins most charming. Thanks for the closeups. And the noses! I kept hearing the voice of the German Ambassador to the UN Hans Beinholt asking “Vot is zee function of this radish festival?” Luv to you both!

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