What does piñata mean?

Definitions for piñatapinˈyɑ tə, pɪnˈyɑ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pinata(noun)

    plaything consisting of a container filled with toys and candy; suspended from a height for blindfolded children to break with sticks


  1. pinata(Noun)

    A doll or other decorated container filled with candy, that gets hit with a hammer or a stick by blindfolded children during birthday parties or other celebrations until the candy falls out.


  1. Piñata

    A piñata is a container often made of papier-mâché, pottery, or cloth; it is decorated, and filled with small toys or candy, or both, and then broken as part of a ceremony or celebration. Piñatas are most commonly associated with Mexico, but their origins are considered to be in China. The idea of breaking a container filled with treats came to Europe in the 14th century, where the name, from the Italian pignatta, was introduced. The Spanish brought the European tradition to Mexico, although there were similar traditions in Mesoamerica. The Aztecs had a similar tradition to honor the birthday of the god Huitzilopochtli in mid December. According to local records, the Mexican piñata tradition began in the town of Acolman, just north of Mexico City, where piñatas were introduced for catechism purposes as well as to co-opt the Huitzilopochtli ceremony. Today, the piñata is still part of Mexican culture, the cultures of other countries in Latin America, as well as the United States, but it has mostly lost its religious character.

Anagrams for piñata »

  1. patina

  2. taipan


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piñata in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piñata in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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