Thursday, December 20, 2007

THe pinata, not just another pretty decoration

The Piñata, not just another pretty decoration.
Although piñatas come in many shapes and sizes the classic piñata is a 7 pointed star. The 7 points represents the seven capitol sins, arrogance, avarice, lust, anger, gluttony, envy and sloth. I’m not sure who originally decided these would be the “capitol sins”.
Hitting a piñata blindfolded represents faith, a virtue that permits us to believe without seeing.
The stick that is used to hit the piñata represents the strength of the virtue that breaks the false and tricky delights of the world.
The filling of the piñata is the symbol of the love of God because breaking with evil helps you to obtain good desires.

My family usually does a pinata at Easter but I never knew that there was a meaning behind.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

Very interesting!! Thanks Mary!