20 October, 2007
Hemingway had his bull running in Pamplona, Spain. My family has their piñata at the children’s birthday parties. These are colourful papier-mâché figures, usually in the shape of an animal (donkeys were very popular), which are filled with sweets.
What can be more exciting than to hunt blind-folded a hanging piñata with a broomstick? Hitting it as often as you can before you are torn away by the adult overseeing the game so another child has a chance. It didn’t really matter who hits the animal so that its spills forth candies. Everyone has their thrill and their fill.