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The Day Of The Dead Parade In Spectre Was So Cool Mexico Wants To Do It For Real

If you believe everything you saw in the latest James Bond film Spectre, then you probably think Mexico City has an awesome Dia de los Muertos parade, and you would be wrong.

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The truth is- Dia de los Muertos is generally more of a solemn holiday in Mexico, devoid of galas, parades or crazy costumes.

And yet the Day of the Dead parade in Spectre looks so cool that Mexico's Tourism Minister Enrique de la Madrid Cordero wants to make it happen because “tourists are going to come looking for the carnival”.

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Creating a Day of the Dead parade is the logical next step for Mexico, since the country paid $14 million to appear in Spectre, and that way the Mexican people can say they got something for their money, right? (sarcasm)

-Via VICE


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This brings up James Bond's interesting ability to be in a city when the most interesting thing that ever happens there is happening (or in this case, the most interesting thing that never happens there is happening). Another good example: In Quantum of Solace, when James Bond is in Siena, Italy during the horse race The Palio di Siena. The Palio takes place on July 2 and August 16, and lasts about 90 seconds each time. That James Bond happened to get in a street chase with a bad guy during those 90 seconds on that day is....
Well, as Han Solo tells C3PO, never tell me the odds!
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