Pinatas on New Years

5 Jan

During our trip to Yucatan last weekend to visit Jorge’s family, I learned that pinatas aren’t just for birthday parties! Turns out they’re also popular at New Years.

On New Years Eve, around 2 am, there was a pinata at Jorge’s Uncle Mike’s house. Sorry about all the blurriness… I was still getting used to my new camera and action shots aren’t my forte.

On New Years Day, the cousins all got to participate in yet another pinata in the beach town of Chabihau.

Jorge might have grabbed some candy off the ground and hidden it in my purse. Cheater.

10 Responses to “Pinatas on New Years”

  1. (Florida) Girl with a New Life January 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    I am in love with the little pink-dress girl with the poof in her hair. Cuteness.

    • gringation January 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

      She was adorable!! (Of all the kids there, she was the only one I didn’t know! haha)

  2. Leah January 5, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    Makes me miss Mexican New Years! Only pictures I could boast are of snow, pork, and football.

    Glad you had a good time celebrating. 🙂

    • gringation January 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

      Snow pictures are the best 🙂

  3. Nikki January 5, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    I had a pinata full of mini tequila bottles for my bachelorette party. But…that probably wouldn’t be a good idea for kids 😉

  4. Ashlie January 6, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Pinatas are so much fun. I didn’t know that people also use them on New years, thanks for sharing.

  5. The Drama Mama January 8, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    That’s one way to send all the aggression of the year out!

  6. Julie M. January 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Love me some pinata pounding! Sounds like you had a great time! Can’t wait to break out of this joint this afternoon and meet up!

  7. GRRRL TRAVELER January 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    How fun for the kids!… and for Jorge. 🙂

    I remember playing pinata in Hawaii. I can’t remember if my family bought it somewhere or made it, but it was for my birthday when I was just a little girl. Are those things filled only with candy or is the contemporary version housing much more?

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