Kuala Lumpur, 10 December 2015 - A Mexican Christmas “posada”, was organized by the Embassy of Mexico in Malaysia with the support of HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT) last 10 December 2015. As part of the event, the Embassy staff taught two workshops for the students and faculty of that institution; the first on making tamales and the second one, about handcrafting piñatas.
At the reception, the Deputy Head of mission of the embassy of Mexico, Lourdes Sosa Marquez, explained the meaning of the Christmas Mexican traditions, which include piñata breaking and singing traditional carols. The President of HELP CAT, Dr Choong Yeow Wei, expressed his enthusiasm for the first time in 30 years, HELP CAT had Christmas celebration in the Mexican style. The members of the Mexican community voted for the best piñata among those previously made by the participants of the workshop. The main dish of the banquet was tamales prepared by culinary arts students from HELP CAT.
Among the attendees of the event there were the founders of HELP educational group, Dato Paul Chan and Datin Low Kam Yoke.