It may have only been a paper effigy of the Republican Party presidential hopeful, but for the onlookers it was the high point of the traditional burning of Judas during the culmination of Holy Week celebrations.
Trump is extremely unpopular in Mexico after he said some Mexican immigrants crossing into the US illegally were “rapists” and “criminals,” and pledged to build a “beautiful” wall on the Mexican border.
An effigy of US President Barack Obama and one representing the Islamic State group (IS) were also burned.
Each year, eight districts compete to create the loudest, brightest and most elaborate effigy, or “Shimo”.
A shop in Mexico City has a Piñata version of Donald Trump
A pinata maker in Mexico is taking swings at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants.
It comes with Trump’s signature hairstyle and business suit. Piñatas are considered symbols of evil in Mexico. They have to be smashed to release the good, the tradition goes…[MyFoxy.com]
Piñatas are commonly associated with Mexico. The idea of breaking a container filled with treats came to Europe in the 14th century, where the name, from the Italian pignatta, was introduced. The Spanish brought the European tradition to Mexico, although there were similar traditions in Mesoamerica. The Aztecs had a similar tradition to honor the birthday of the god Huitzilopochtli in mid December.
According to local records, the Mexican piñata tradition began in the town of Acolman, just north of Mexico City, where piñatas were introduced for catechism purposes as well as to co-opt the Huitzilopochtli ceremony. Today, the piñata is still part of Mexican culture, the cultures of other countries in Latin America, as well as the United States, but it has mostly lost its religious character.