'Night Of The Radishes' Carvings in Mexico

 - Dec 26, 2008
References: gomexico.about
With all the Christmas debacle going on in most parts of the world, this festival, which takes place on the December 23rd, totally passed me by. It's a vegetable-based religious festival -- does it get any better?

People in Oaxaca, Mexico, have celebrated Christmas with a festival involving thousands of radishes carved into elaborate designs. Brilliantly called the "Night of the Radishes," this festival dates back more than 100 years.

2008 saw carvings including grasshoppers, scenes of figures in traditional Mexican dress and even holy figures.