Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Saint Stephen's is surely the first parish with which I have been associated where the Easter festivities include a pinata smashing. After Mass on Easter Sunday someone came to the sacristy and informed me (it was probably Miss Sarah, the pastor's daughter) that next door in the school building there was cake and a pinata. So I went over to check out the situation. The home made pinata was filled with candy, so I was interested right away, although I was too old to take a wack at the pinata, or so I am told. Below enjoy these photos of the event. As you can see, the pinata was made with several horns around it, and in the final photo, Sarah and I are each wearing one of the horns as a hat. For a brief time Easter afternoon I traded my beret for a pinata horn. I guess the lesson here is that Albanians are easily talked into things by children.