Halloween zombies banned over Catholic clash
Nicola Hebden · 31 Oct 2012, 11:54
Published: 31 Oct 2012 11:54 GMT+01:00
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Laurent Wauquiez, mayor of the village Puy-en-Velay, in the Haute-Loire region, called off the Zombie march, saying it clashed with the values of All Saints’ Day.
“All Saints’ Day is for families to remember their late relatives, and this type of event would shock people in the village,” Wauquiez wrote in a press release this week.
The walk, planned for November 4, would have taken place four days after All Saints’ Day.
Schools are currently on a two week break for the festival, which celebrates, in traditional Catholicism, souls in purgatory waiting to get into heaven.