Piñatas and flowers

Flower Piñatas
English 04/12/2018 16:33 EL UNIVERSAL in English/Gretel Morales Mexico City Actualizada 16:54

Artisans and florists created these beautiful piñatas

They are inside the botanic garden at the Bosque de Chapultepec - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

This piñata uses both flowers and succulents - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

You can also vote for your favorite piñata! - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

This piñata is full of fresh flowers and toys - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

Florists incorporated all kinds of materials in their design - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

Fresh orchids - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

The piñatas will be displayed until December 16 - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

Piñatas are usually filled with candy, fruits, and toys - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

Florists spend hundreds of days making the piñatas - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

This piñata features fresh flowers, plants, and mushrooms - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

A modern approach to piñatas - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

Christmas piñatas represent the 7 sins - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

This piñata features ribbons, flowers, dried fruits, and clay pots - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

This piñata was made with peppers, chilies, fruits, and flowers - Photo: Gretel Morales/EL UNIVERSAL

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Flower Piñatas

Piñatas are a must during Christmas and holidays, and even birthdays! They are said to have originated in China, then they were taken to Italy and Europe, and became especially popular Spain

Then, when missionaries were trying to convert indigenous people into Catholicism, they used piñatas to attract them. Nevertheless, Aztecs had a similar tradition, where they placed clay pots filled precious stones and decorated with colorful feathers, as an offering to Huitzilopochtli

Now, over 500 years ago, this tradition has been reinvented. You can visit "Piñatas y Flores" (Piñatas and Flowers) in the Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City.

The piñatas are inside the botanic garden, in front of the Museo Tamayo. The closest Metrobus station is Gandhi.

You can visit the exhibition until December 16! 
 

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