DISCOVER CULTURES + TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

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CELEBRATION

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• The piñata is a hollow papier maché object covered in colored paper, typically filled with candy. It is hung from above, such as from a branch of a tree. Taking turns, each blindfolded celebration participant gets to strike at it with a stick until it is broken open and the candy falls out for everyone.

 

• It is thought that piñatas originated in China. It then spread to Spain and then to North America in the 16th Century, where it became an integral part of celebrations. 

 

• Piñatas come in all shapes and sizes! 

FIESTA FUN

PIÑATA

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MEXICO

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PERFORATED  PAPER

PAPEL PICADO

THE TRADITION

Papel Picado is made by folding brightly colored tissue paper and traditionally using  fierritos, a type of chisel, to create holes that then form a pattern when the paper is opened. The finished papers are then strung together to create long strings of colored paper, and hung from the ceiling or between trees and poles.

 

To buy Papel Picado and other Mexican celebration materials,

we recommend www.mexicansugarskull.com

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