One of the things I like about living here is that people nowadays accept the foreing concepts of Halloween and they add it to their own traditions here in Mexico. I think is kind of funny to see papel picado hanging from the houses mixed with ghost, pumpking decorations, and plastic graves. The neighborhood even has a Día de Muertos celebrations that is basically for the kids to go trick or treating.
Last weekend we visited downtown and to our surprise there was a "Zombie parade" scheduled for that afternoon. It is supposed to be a manifestation of the interest of the Mexican youth to participate in politics. I bet more than half the paraders thought it was a Halloween parade of so. At the same time there were "Concheros" dancing next to one of the many churches around downtown in commemoration of Día de muertos. The Zombies paraded right next to the Concheros, it was a bizarre scene... I thought of posting pictures but those zombies were gruesome.
On a more crafty note, I just unpacked my Halloween bunting. I thought it was a good idea to re-post it since the day is almost here and this bunting is so easy and quick to make.