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Oaxaca Celebrates Radish Night

by Ron Mader

Gabino Cué, Noche de Rábanos, Oaxaca

Oaxaca – It’s good to have a governor who appreciates Flickr and the spectacle that is Radish Night!

Web 2.0
— the second generation of web-based services that emphasize user generated content, online collaboration and sharing among users — is increasingly being used by Mexican leaders in political, business and social circles AND by travelers seeking information that provides depth to mainstream coverage. In 2011 we’ll explore more of the specific applications in addition to the Mexico Now workshops in Mazatlan, Sinaloa and the Responsible Tourism Fair in Oaxaca.

Recommended listening: an audio tour of the Oaxaca zócalo on Radish Morning.

Oaxaca Photosafari: Historic Trees of Llano Park

by Ron Mader

Locals and visitors are cordially invited to flickrmeet / photosafari Sunday, April 26 in Llano Park in Oaxaca City. Bring your camera and curiosity. This is a slow walk. Kids and folks in wheelchairs are welcome. We’ll share tree names and historic tidbits about Oaxaca with conversation in English and Spanish. There should also be some birdwatching options! Join us at 8am.

The walk serves as an introduction to the Flickr Group Árboles de Oaxaca (Oaxaca Trees). If you have pictures on Flickr, you can upload your favorite photos to the group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/arbolesdeoaxaca

Photo Safari: Parque Llano (Árboles de Oaxaca)

Day of the Dead around the World

by Ron Mader

Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient indigenous traditions and modern fanfare. It’s a whimsical and yet serious holiday that takes place between October 31st and November 2nd.

Mexico may have the most spectacular festivals in the hemisphere. Well known are festivities in Oaxaca, Michoacán, and Mexico City.

YOUR TURN – We are seeking photos of the holiday in the Day of the Dead Group hosted on Flickr. Photographers are asked to share their own photos. Registration on Flickr — http://www.flickr.com — is required.