Traditionally in South America, on 31 December people use piñatas to vent their fury for some bad experience they have had during the year. Therefore, this 2020 came much more loaded due to the stress of the people due to Covid-19 and the famous piñatas with the faces of characters that have left their mark throughout the last 365 days are running out.
As can be seen in the TV images, the celebrations of this New Year may be different due to the coronavirus, but still Peruvians buy piñatas to burn them as soon as 2021 begins. And it is under this context that one of the best sellers is the piñatas with the face of the Chilean referee Julio Bascunan, who led Peru vs Brazil match for the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. Peru lost 2-4 at the National Stadium in Lima and the referee earned the fury of all Peruvians who believe that he favored the visiting team on many occasions and even awarded a non-existent penalty due to a clash between Carlos Zambrano and Neymar. There are other very creative piñatas, such as those of Luis Advincula and Sheyla Rojas. The defender of Rayo Vallecano was exposed together with the model on Peruvian television and as a result of this, countless memes were created, which is why they now appear in the iconic end-of-year celebrations. The alternatives do not end there and it is that the face of President Francisco Sagasti, that of Martin Vizcarra, that of Manuel Merino and even Nicolas Maduro also appears among the best-selling piñatas.