Oaxaca's Intricate Radish-Sculpting Festival - Atlas Obscura

Oaxaca's Intricate Radish-Sculpting Festival

Every December 23, locals in Oaxaca, Mexico, celebrate La Noche de Rábanos, or Night of the Radishes. During the festival, contestants carve and sculpt incredible art pieces from radishes. Religious and secular masterpieces are made from radishes big and small, and visitors can view the displays set up in booths around the public square. At the end of the night, the best sculpture wins a grand prize of 30,000 pesos.

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