Piñatas a smash during Christmas in Mexico, though some artisans worry about sales amid pandemic

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Mexico’s piñata makers are putting the finishing touches on scores of colourful and intricately-decorated piñatas that people of all ages will smash open to reap the tasty rewards inside during this Christmas season. Many of the piñatas used at community celebrations known as “posadas” are made at piñata workshops located around Mexico City.

But, with the pandemic still raging in Mexico, piñata makers are worried about sales.

In fact, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that in addition to cancelling year-end travel plans and avoid exchanging Christmas presents, Mexicans should also not take part in as many posadas this year, where friends and family typically gather in a single house.

Piñatas are broken during the posadas, small get-togethers to commemorate Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter on Christmas Eve before the birth of Jesus Christ. The smashing of the piñata at these festivities is highly symbolic; the breaking symbolizes the human struggle to fight temptation and his wish to eliminate evil.

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Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico City is its capital city and largest metropolis.

Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.

Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.

Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.

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