Piñatas are considered to be fun and give candy! However, the design of the Piñata has always been a mystery to me. After some research what I found surprised me. What we now know as the piñata was a merge between a Mayan celebration and a custom the Spaniards used to attract people. The Mayans used a pot and would put offerings inside. They would suspend the pot and cover their eyes, and when they broke it what fell out was the offering for their Aztec war god, Huitzilopochitl. The piñata was then designed to have 7 points (as the image above shows). Each point represents the seven deadly sins. The colors and decorations are the Devil's way to attract humans. It hangs above the person's head because they are looking up to Heaven. Then the person is blindfolded because they are guided with faith. The stick used to break it is the virtue which symbolizes the only thing that can destruct evil. The candy coming out is the reward for having faith and it is for everyone to share. So, I know we are supposed to blog about design, but I feel that this is design (just not in the Abode/Mac/printing way). The piñata was designed with a specific purpose, and it now has been redesigned for commercial purposes.
P.S I apologize again for posting my posts so late!