The piñata (in Spanish: piñata ) or pichorra is a tradition Iberian widespread in certain countries Americans, but uncommon in countries where did ( Portugal and Spain ).
This is a joke, which usually is dedicated to children, but can be played by teenagers and even adults. It consists of a pot, filled with sweets, fully covered with crepe paper, suspended in the air at an average height of two meters, where the participant, blindfolded, try to break it with a stick and consequently release the sweets.
It is especially popular in Mexico, where it is common for birthdays, in the form of a five-pointed star.
In Brazil, restricted to the Northeast, specifically in the states of Paraíba, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte and interior of Bahia, under the name break-pot or break-pot.