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Halloween zombies banned over Catholic clash

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Nicola Hebden - [email protected]
Halloween zombies banned over Catholic clash
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A Halloween zombie march due to take place this weekend in a village in central France has been banned by the mayor for going against the values of Catholic festival All Saints’ Day.

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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.

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