And it’s Rad Radish Sunday.

More photos from the spectacle of Oaxaca’s Noche de Rabanos, or Night of the Radishes, when the spicy root becomes folk art.

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I love how intricate and detailed the carving can be.

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Or not. Some of the carvings retain the radish’s radishness.

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And others, like this exhibit with its musicians and dancers, revel in celebration.


It’s Radish Saturday.

24Every year in Oaxaca, Mexico, there’s a radish carving competition known as Noche de Rabanos, when the humble radish is transformed.

3Into this.

5And this.

19And this.



Night of the Radishes (Noche de Rananos) in Oaxaca, Mexico

Night of the Radishes (Noche de Rabanos) in Oaxaca, Mexico