"The original piñata is a seven-pointed star that represents the seven deadly sins, on your turn you're supposed to be blindfolded as you strike with the stick, representing that faith is blind and overcomes evil." -Fernando

These verses are sung in different combinations while hitting the pinata at parties in Mexico...

Cantos para romper la piñata - Mexican Children's Songs - Mexico - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Fernando wrote:

"You've to adjust how much and how fast or slow you sing, to keep someone from breaking the piñata too soon.

And as kind of a joke, some will sing as a kid's turn is ending (just between family!):

Ese niño / Esa niña es muy listo, (a) / es muy tonto, (a)
es muy listo (a), / es muy tonto (a)
se parece a su mamá / papá

That girl / that boy is really smart, / dumb,
really smart, / dumb,
same as his / her mom / dad

Haha!"

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Cantos para romper la piñata

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Carlos Arturo Casas Mendoza for contributing some of these verses. Thanks to Corrina Durdunas for the wonderful drawing! Thanks to Fernando for commenting on the piñata tradition and for the extra verses with translations (the last verse and the verse in the Notes). Translation by Lisa Yannucci and Monique Palomares.

¡Muchas gracias!

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