It’s almost piñata season in Mexico!
During Christmas and las posadas, Mexico’s streets are typically filled with colorful star-shaped piñatas.
One of Mexico’s most recognized cultural symbols, the piñata traditionally features seven cones representing the seven deadly sins: gluttony, lust, greed, sorrow, wrath, sloth, anger, and pride.
While the stick used to break the piñata represents love destroying these sins, the reward that pours out of the piñata (which is typically a mixture of different candies) symbolizes a new beginning and forgiveness.
To learn more about the history of piñatas and what it’s like for a family in Mexico City to own and operate a piñata shop, watch the video below.
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