What was the Pinata used for?

Answer The pinata originated in China and was used as a symbol of luck during New Year celebration. They became popular in Europe as part of the celebration of Lent. Spanish missionaries used pinatas in N... Read More »

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What is a pinata?

Pinatas are made in different shapes and are tied to a string wrapped around a branch and beaten by blindfolded children with a stick, until it breaks and candy spills out. Even though pinatas are ... Read More »

How to Buy a Pinata?

A piñata is a colorful and entertaining addition to a birthday party. Everybody can admire the brightly colored creature until it's time to take turns trying to hit it. Then it all ends in candy.

Who created the pinata?

According to, the origin of the pinata is not attributed to one person but rather different cultures. While some believe the pinata originated in Mexico, many historians believe it be... Read More »

What does the mark over the"n"in pinata mean?

The mark over the Spanish "n" is called a tilde. The tilde turns the letter into an "enye," which is pronounced like an "n" with a "y." For example, the word "piñata" is pronounced "pinyata" and t... Read More »