The piñata party is slowly becoming a part of the tradition in our school and the students love it. Our goal was to work as a team, since both art and the Spanish class have participated in carrying out the project. The students have learned about the historical facts of this worldwide tradition and we prepared a quiz where they competed against each others.
We have all enjoyed the piñata fiesta, and treated ourselves with candies that popped out of the smashed piñata. The joy in children's faces said it all and it filled our day with happiness.
For every new language it is of the utmost importance to include its tradition and customs.
The original piñata was shaped like a star with seven points. The points represented the seven deadly sins (lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride) and the bright colors of the piñata symbolize the temptation to fall into these sins. The blindfold represents faith and the stick is virtue or the will to overcome sin. The candies and other goodies inside the piñata are the riches of the kingdom of heaven, that the virtuous who are able to overcome sin will receive. The whole exercise is meant to teach that with faith and virtue one can overcome sin and receive all the rewards of heaven.