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PostSubject: Happy Cinco De mayo   Sat May 05, 2012 11:53 am

Happy Cinco De Mayo.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Cinco De mayo   Sat May 05, 2012 5:19 pm

OLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Cinco De mayo   Sat May 05, 2012 8:36 pm

My youngest niece loves the celebrating that goes with today......it's her birthday. Today she's 17, and she thinks she's grown.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Cinco De mayo   Sun May 06, 2012 7:09 am

My hubby's b-day is Cinco de Mayo, too...so I always forget about it being Cinco de Mayo. I find it interesting that Mexican food is his favorite. Giggle
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Cinco De mayo   Sun May 06, 2012 10:00 am

Birthdays wishes Mexican Style!


The origin of the traditional Pinata


At the beginning of the 16th century the Spanish missionaries to North America used the piñata to attract converts to their ceremonies. However indigenous peoples already had a similar tradition. To celebrate the birthday of the Aztec god of war, Huitzilopochtli, priests placed a clay pot on a pole in the temple at year's end. Colorful feathers adorned the richly decorated pot, filled with tiny treasures.. When broken with a stick or club, the treasures fell to the feet of the god's image as an offering. The Mayans, great lovers of sport played a game where the player’s eyes were covered while hitting a clay pot suspended by string. The missionaries ingeniously transformed these games for religious instruction. They covered the traditional pot with colored paper, giving it an extraordinary, perhaps fearful appearance.

The decorated clay pot also called a cantero represents Satan who often wears an attractive mask to attract humanity. The most traditional style piñata looks a bit like Sputnik, with seven points, each with streamers. These cones represent the seven deadly sins, pecados - greed, gluttony, sloth, pride, envy, wrath and lust. Beautiful and bright, the piñata tempted. Candies and fruits inside represented the cantaros (temptations)of wealth and earthly pleasures.

Thus, the piñata reflected three theological virtues in the catequismo. (religious instruction or catechism)
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Cinco De mayo   Sun May 06, 2012 12:26 pm

Thanks, lmm! yay Happy 5th, everyone!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Cinco De mayo   Sun May 06, 2012 6:03 pm

I'll drink to that!!!
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