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September 29 is National Corn Day in Mexico #DíaNacionaldelMaíz

Poster: La Cosecha Market

Maíz, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by Indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The country celebrates September 29 as Día Nacional del Maíz (National Corn Day).

Hashtag: #DíaNacionaldelMaíz

Planeta.com is curating tweets, photos and Facebook events that show off the variety and vulnerability of traditional corn in Mexico. Suggestions are welcome as we update this guide. We are particularly keen on learning how to translate ‘corn’ in Indigenous languages.

Events

September 30 – La Cosecha Market in Oaxaca, Mexico hosts a talk in Spanish: La Importancia De Los Maices Nativos En Oaxaca delivered by Flavio Aragón, INIFAP.

Photos

map of the world outlined in corn @ Oaxaca 12.2007

Twitter Moment

 

Wiki

Corn

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