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Gallery: Noche de Rabanos - Night of the Radishes

Leonel G. (Lupe) Gutiérrez

All photos taken by Lupe in Oaxaca, Mexico on December 23, 2008.

Zocalo in Oaxaca
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The Zocalo in Oaxaca, the place where the Noche de Rabanos is celebrated

Carving radishes
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Two young people are carving radishes into small figures for their display.

Weaving
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A young woman uses radishes and dried radish leaves to create a structure.

Life-size radish figures
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Large life-size figures that are carved from many radishes

Creating flower structures
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This woman is using "immortal flowers" to create festive figures of women.

Religious figure
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A figure of Christ on a cross made of "immortal flowers."


Many sculptures
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Elaborate collection of figures displayed together make a colorful presentation.

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Elaborate structure with umbrella-like parts and figures of people, made of radishes

Figure with bow and arrows Photo: Leonel G. (Lupe) Gutiérrez
A figure made of totomoxtle, or dried corn husks, with a bow and arrow.

  Radish structure
Photo: Leonel G. (Lupe) Gutiérrez

A pavillion-like structure carved out of radishes.

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A figure made of totomoxtle, or dried corn husks, with a bow and arrow.


Read a description of the Noche de Rabanos festival written by
Carla Isarel Estrada Clemente.

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