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Noche de Rabanos

  • Mercado La Paloma 3655 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90007 (map)

Piece by Piece Gallery will join in festivities celebrating the Noche de Rabanos with shop specials and a mosaic artmaking workshop activity.  As a central shop within the Mercado, the gallery keeps company with a host of culture-inspired restauranteurs offering great foods complimenting the evening activities. 

California Oaxacans celebrate an unusual Christmas tradition.  No one knows just why, over 116 years ago, the people of Oaxaca began celebrating Christmas by carving radishes into whatever struck their fancy.  Maybe it was a bumper crop of this root vegetable, which, by the way, isn’t even indigenous to the Mexican state.

Regardless, it’s impossible for someone of Oaxacan descent to imagine the holiday without this tradition. For the last ten years here in Los Angeles, the Oaxacan community has gathered to celebrate the Noche de Rábanos, or Night of the Radishes, to make sure their American-born children carry it on. .”

Though it takes place on December 23rd back in Mexico, the festival will occur Sunday December 13 at Mercado la Paloma, the cultural center and entrepreneurial hub in South Los Angeles.

Earlier Event: December 12
Odd Market FIG at 7th
Later Event: December 16
Open House at Star Apartments