Tonight in Oaxaca, Mexico is the celebration of Noche de Rábanos, the Night of the Radishes, in which the public square hosts an exhibition of figures carved from enormous radishes. The radishes (I don’t know the variety; does anyone?) are kept in the ground growing larger until just before the festival, when artists dig them up and create religious tableaux and village scenes, historical events and mythical tales. (Tip of the hat to the Writer’s Almanac for informing me of this charming custom.)
Season’s greetings, everyone, and may your radishes be artistically-shaped!