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Mexico: Handmade

Mexico: Handmade

Handmade in Mexico

Almost every celebration in Mexico includes the breaking of a piñata. They’re fun to swing at and filled with candy! But, where did piñatas come from?

Piñatas arrived in the Mexico with the Spanish in the 16th century. Many believe that the used them as Catholic religion teaching tools. The original shape was a star with seven points. Each point represented a deadly sin. Whacking the piñatas with a stick symbolized striking away evil and sin, and the candy inside represented the rewards of heaven.

Today, piñatas come in many different shapes, but the traditional stars are still popular designs around Christmas time.

Jenny

 

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