Zombie Walk: World's Largest in Mexico City
Mexico City has taken the Guinness World Record
On November 26, 2011, the world's largest zombie walk took place in Mexico City. The Mexico City Zombie Walk broke the previous record held by Asbury park in the United States as nearly 10,000 of the walking dead took to the streets of Mexico City.
Zombie walks are a result of our modern culture
Zombie walks have been happening with more and more frequency in cities around the world. These gatherings draw inspiration from zombie films, video games, comics and literature and give an idea of what a zombie apocalypse would really look like. While some critics have linked the zombie walks to demonstrations of the woes of our time such as austerity and consumerism, most people like myself do it just for the fun of it.
The Mexico City Zombie Walk was bigger than ever before
The previous record for the world's largest zombie walk had been held by Asbury Park in New Jersey with a total of 4,093 zombies. The Mexico City Zombie Walk had aimed to break that record and managed to by over double the count of Asbury Park. The count for the Mexico City Zombie Walk is almost 10,000. Imagine 10,000 zombies walking your streets.
There is no more perfect place than Mexico for zombies
It is not really surprising for the record to be set in Mexico City. Mexico City is one the most densely-populated cities in the world and Mexico's Day of the Dead is strong within the culture. Similar zombie walks are also taking place in other Latin American countries this year such as Limu in Peru, Santiago in Chile and Sao Paulo in Brazil.