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As we wind down the holidays, we’re reflecting on the meaning behind so many Mexican traditions. One of them is the traditional Mexican 7 spike piñata used in posadas, which like so many other items in Mexican culture, has religious origins. Catholic Spanish colonizers needed tools to convert the newly enslaved indigenous populations, many of whom still spoke their native tongues, so they came up with other ways to communicate their dogma without having to convey it in speech.

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