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Mexican paper sculpture show preludes Christmas joy and celebration

Mexican paper sculpture show preludes Christmas joy and celebration

Piñata, or sculpture made of paper, is a centuries-old handicraft in Mexico.

It is used to hold candies for children to club them out, a symbol of luck and happiness, especially during the Christmas season.

Starting on Nov. 8 till Dec. 13, the 9th national competition of piñatas was staged at the Folk Art Museum in Mexico cities.

(Soundbite) Esteban Guzman, Former Champion of Piñata Competition
“I like the creativity that can be embodied in piñatas. There is always no limit. The fun is that through a material you can make plenty of shapes, colors and designs. I like to create things.”

The Piñata-making technique could be traced to the pre-Hispanic period and stayed ever since as an established tradition for Mexicans to celebrate the Christmas.

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