Scene from Coco
The movie “Coco” made the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca more popular, also the colorful straw sombreros、paper cut arts、eccentric painted-faces、varied gorgeous sweets … 11th Happy Hour @ HQB will bring participants a special Day of the Dead, combining with Science Technology Innovation.
colorful straw sombreros
（Spanish：papel picado）paper cut arts
ornate sugar skulls
Day of the Dead in Mexico and the Halloween are quite similar but their traditions and atmosphere are very different. Halloween is a morbid night for horrors and tricks; however, the two-day Day of the Dead (December 1st and 2nd) is to express the joys for life and the respects for deceased relatives with marvelous colors. Mexican will wear costumes to join in parades and parties, dancing and singing to offer the sacrifice for the deceased.
Offering the sacrifice for the deceased
Mexican women usually put on a beautiful skull makeup and dress up like Catrina— an icon of Day of the Dead, also the prototype of Miguel’s great-great-grandmother Imelda in the movie Coco.
Imelda in the movie Coco
We have 20 sections of Happy Hour @ HQB in a year and half of them gone. The 11th Happy Hour @ HQB will be hosted by the organizer, Ms LAW Yee Ping, managing director of sponsored Hong Kong Innovation.
Ms. LAW will share her birthday on the graves in Oaxaca and teach us to DIY some cool Mexican masks, hats and dress for the day of dead with 3D pens, 3D printers, LED lights and robotics. The team of ZERONERobot in SegMaker+ will give us great help. We will gather in HQB for the party of day of dead in November 1 and 2 with our great works.
The more and more happiness will be bought by the delicious Mexican food and beers.
LAW Yee Ping, managing director of Hong Kong Innovation Services
Day of the Dead with STI
11th Happy Hour @ HQB
Time: October 30 (Tuesday) 17:00-19:00
Venue: Coffee Bar, SegMaker+, 12/F SEG Plaza
Speaker: LAW Yee Ping, managing director of Hong Kong Innovation Services
Fees: Free (the finished arts will be exhibited, if the audience want to take home, they should pay for the fees of materials.)
Language: English and Chinese