Mexico City breaks zombie-gathering record

November 28th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Mexico City, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mexico City turned into a zombie town after more than 10,000 residents took part in what they expect to be regarded as the world’s largest zombie gathering. The residents had their sights set on the record of New Jersey’s Asbury Park which holds the record of the largest zombie gatherings.

A little over 4,000 people took part in the zombie walk at the Jersey’s Asbury Park in 2010. The Australian city of Brisbane was hoping to be given the honor after about 8,000 people took part in a zombie walk.

That dream though seems to have been shattered by Mexico with the recent gathering. The culture of zombie is very much part of the lifestyle of Mexicans.

The country honors those who have passed away with the annual Day of the Dead observation. The occasion is marked twice in the month of November to commemorate the passing of the living to the dead. There were varied costumes at the observation in Mexico City as the residents walked around receiving gifts for the food banks in the city.

Hollywood is credited with promoting the zombie culture around the world. Several movies like Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later and others are believed to have shaped people’s perception of the dead.

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