Farewell Piñata party with Bronson


We said "Good Bye!" to Bronson and we wished him good luck with a little party where we broke some piñatas.
 At the end of the party children were given candy bags known as "aguinaldos". Aguinaldos are common very common in Mexican "Posadas"

Although there are many stories about the piñata’s history (some say it was invented by Native Mexicans while others say it originated in Italy during the Renaissance), the most popular story is that it was invented by the Chinese. 
 To celebrate the New Year, they would make figures of cows, oxen or buffalo covered with colored paper and filled with seeds. When Marco Polo discovered this Chinese custom, he brought it back to Europe (particularly Italy and Spain) where it became associated with Lent (the 40-day period from Ash Wednesday to Easter observed by Christians). 
 When the Spanish conquered Mexico in the 16th century, they introduced Mexicans to the piñata.

This is the song we sing everytime someone is hitting the piñata:
It says:

Dale, dale, dale.
No pierdas el tino.
Porque si lo pierdes.
Pierdes el camino.
Ya le diste una.
Ya le diste dos.
Ya le diste tres.
Y tu tiempo se acabó.

In English:

Hit it, hit it, hit it.
Don’t lose your aim.
Because if you lose it.
You’ll lose the way.
You hit it once.
You hit it twice.
You hit it three times.
And your time is up.

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1 comment:

  1. When I read a picture book about Piñatas, I could not imagine the melody of the song when you hit Piñatas. Your video helped me understand that. Thank you!


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