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Lupe's Photo Gallery: "Noche de Rabanos"

Night of the Radishes in Oaxaca, Mexico

All photos by Leonel G. (Lupe) Gutiérrez


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.


carving radishes
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A young man displays some of the figures he has carved from radishes at his stand.


large sculptures
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Large life-size figures that are carved from many radishes


woman creating with immortal flowers Photo: Leonel G. (Lupe) Gutiérrez - @ All rights reserved
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."


elaborate structure Photo: Leonel G. (Lupe) Gutiérrez - @ All rights reserved
Elaborate collection of figures displayed together make a colorful presentation..



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


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


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


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