There are tons of people come to visit Mexico every year from all around the world. They come here to spend their vacation and have some quality time with their loved ones. Similar to different other people, I also booked tickets for flights to Mexico City and head to this place last year. That was really fun to visit Mexico because I found multiple things over there. There were reflections of different traditions from different places and backgrounds on the planet. Additionally, there were lots of amazing entertainment related stuff over there.
While the very unique and intriguing factor I found in Mexico city is Piñatas. Most of the people might not be familiar with this term because it is a kind of tradition of this place. So, here I am going to tell you about some of the historical factors and meanings of Pinatas in Mexico City.
What is Piñatas?
Pinatas is actually a clay pot that is covered with decorated tissue papers and paper mache. This clay pot is filled with lots of candies and goodies for the kids. It is a kind of hamper pot for which kids in the traditional events of Mexico wait a lot. In fact, there might be any Mexican festival where Pinatas is not available.
The traditional shape of Pinatas in Mexico is usually a kind of star having seven points instead of five. While, in some cases, it is shaped in some kind of animal cartoon character or any superhero. In this case, when children see such kind of similar thing in an event, they rush towards it and want to get hampers from it.
Children can get these hampers easily without any kind of trouble, but in some sort of party, you will find different games by which you can have those hampers. You simply have to do any task, and then have your gift in your hands.
History and Meaning of Pinatas
Pinatas is quite an ancient and traditional type of thing to have in Mexico. It was introduced in 1586. Mexican People in the past time used to have this thing in their events to offer an additional edge to the party. This is the reason that they wanted to make it more creative and interesting to people that they start to like it. For this purpose, they made seven points of Pinatas that actually represents all the seven deadly sin. This thing highly excited people and they really start liking it to have it in every event.
In today’s time, the importance of pinatas is quite high. As we described above, no party or event can be imagined to organize without pinatas. Almost every birthday party or event should have a thing so that they can make kids enjoy.
Along with the kids, adults also like to enjoy it. This is the reason that a pinata for adults is also introduced so that they can have presents for them too.
So, if you have never visited Mexico, make sure to book flights to Mexico City during any event days because at that time, you will get the chance to experience pinatas