Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Did you know that: (From Wikipedia)

The Mexican Catholic interpretation of the piñata rested on the struggle of man against temptation. The seven points represent the seven deadly sins. The pot represents evil and the seasonal fruit and candy inside the temptations of evil.

The person with the stick is blindfolded to represent faith. The turning and the singing and shouting represent the disorientation that temptation creates. In some traditions, the participant is turned thirty three times, one for each year of Christ‘s life.

These interpretations were given to the piñata for catechism purposes. As the participant beats the piñata, it is supposed to represent the struggle against temptation and evil. When the piñata breaks, the treats inside then represent the rewards of keeping the faith.

…and all this when changing into christmas time!.

Did you?🙂

Piñata time!

20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

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  3. I didn’t know this side of the pinata story… In the US, I attended birthday parties with my kids and everyone was into the candy… TY for sharing the story behind the candy.😉

  4. Where were you and wikipedia 20yrs ago!!??
    I could have used this info to get back at an annoying Yuppie mother who wouldn’t let her little boy hit the pinata at my son’s 8th birthday party!
    Imagine her face if I’d told her, “No, I’m not “teaching violence”; there’s religious significance to this!” Wow! Hahahahaha!!

  5. Wow, I had no idea about all of the symbolism of a pinata! Though I do find it interesting that the meaning of the treats inside change as the story evolves… (i.e., first as evil temptations, then as rewards for keeping faith…)

    Just one reason why I don’t follow a religion. 🙂

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