The history of the piñata

A piñata is a container made of papier-mâché, which is decorated and filled with small toys, chocolates and candies. Nowadays, it is used at the parties as a part of the celebration, and kids love this fun activity and the small presents it gives them when they manage to break the piñata. However, the history of piñata is long and it reveals many interesting facts beyond the playing of a game.

Probably, piñatas have originated in China where the paper originated too. Marco Polo discovered the Chinese fashioning balloons of colourful paper in the figure of a cow and filled with seeds, which greeted the New Year. The mandarins knocked the figure hard with sticks, and the seeds spilled out. As part of the ritual, the paper was then burned, and people gathered its ashes for good luck...

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