Christmas the Mexican Way

Christmas the Mexican Way

The wide-brimmed sombrero (hat), the most instantly recognisable item of Mexican culture.

The wide-brimmed sombrero (hat), the most instantly recognisable item of Mexican culture.

In an unprecedented meeting of cultures, the Embassy of Mexico in Malaysia brought the spirit of Mexican Christmas to HELP CAT through a mixture of culinary delights, artifacts and games. HELP CAT has close ties with the embassies of the Latin American countries and regularly organises cultural and academic programmes with them. Christmas 2016 at HELP CAT was the latest in the series of collaborative ventures.

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The poster advertising the Mexican Christmas party at HELP CAT.

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A traditional Mexican Christmas party game where participants take turns to beat a piñata, a container often made of papier-mâché, pottery, or cloth. It is decorated, and filled with small toys or candy, or both, and then broken as part of a ceremony or celebration.

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He tries until he…

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succeeds, helped along by open hints from the crowd.

Chef Razif

Chef Razif also gets into the game.

Mexican Embassy Staff

Staff of the Mexican Embassy and HELP CAT share the fruits of the labour from the smashed pinata.

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Traditional Mexican dishes for sampling