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The Moscow parade in honor of the Mexican Day of the Dead was moved from the Red Square a few hours before the start

During the World Cup 2018 Mexicans wanted to hold the famous carnival in the heart of the capital, but now they will pass through Ilyinka.

Photos from the page of the Mexican fan house in Facebook

On Red Square, the carnival was canceled in honor of the Mexican Day of the Dead, which was planned to host the Organizing Committee of the fans’ home in honor of the World Cup 2018. According to the Ekho Moskvy correspondent, in the Gostiny Dvor, where the fan house is located, they did not explain the reason, referring to the “decision of the security services”.

Eyewitnesses who came to the beginning of the holiday at the appointed time, added that the schedule could be changed due to the arrival of “high-ranking persons”.

The press service of the home of the Mexican fans told “Rain” that the parade will take place, but not on the Red Square: the participants will pass through Ilyinka. The reason for the transfer is not clarified.

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Initially, everyone was offered to come to the house of the fan on June 29, put on make-up and celebrate the holiday with a procession on Red Square. “We are glad that we will be able to acquaint the Muscovites, the fans of the championship and just everyone with Mexican traditions in the heart of the Russian capital,” the organizers said . The party “Communists of Russia” demanded to cancel the procession, considering it “unacceptable” to hold a holiday on Red Square.

The cancellation of the parade in honor of the Day of the Dead was immediately discussed in social networks.


In Mexico, a holiday dedicated to the memory of the deceased and the family as a whole is celebrated every year on November 1 and 2. In honor of this date, parades are organized throughout the country: Mexicans and tourists dress up in costumes, paint faces and go out into the streets of cities. In 2003, the holiday was included in the list of cultural heritage of UNESCO.

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