In accordance with a long-standing tradition, this year the so-called “zombies”, or living corpses, took to the streets of the Mexican capital to fulfill their goal. And it is no different from what we are used to watching in movies with the same tone – spreading the contagion to as many people as possible.
Over the weekend, the march of the undead took place in Mexico City for the sixteenth time. The data on participation is not available, but in 2011 there should have been almost ten thousand people on the streets of the city, and since then, according to the organizers, they have really succeeded in “infecting” others. They also have a nice motivation.
Big win, but also food for the needy
Enthusiasts in costumes not only have the pleasure of the fact that the event also attracts a lot of spectators to the metropolis – locals, tourists and the media – who take pictures and film them (a video of the event is also available in the News List at the beginning of this article). The organizers also reserve the right to award prizes of up to 50,000 pesos, i.e. roughly 63,000 crowns, to the best “zombies”.
The march is about two kilometers long and its popularity is constantly growing, as the AP agency writes, for example. The charitable purpose of the event is also important – during the march, people choose non-perishable food, not only brightly colored, for people in need.