Day of Dead in Sweden

Day of Dead in Sweden
Today people of Sweden are holding a march named as " Day of the Dead". Thousands of people in the shape of ghouls and zombies have shown up on the streets of Stockholm.This takes place every year and was inspired by similar marches in America. Well, I am bit confused what people want by doing these sort of demonstrations. As it is scientifically impossible for zombies to exist so why people want them to be true. Similarly, you can find dozens of people around the globe who have witnessed terrifying paranormal activities and want to flee away from them. So why these crowds want zombies to take over ???


Zombies went from the thing you should be scared of in the 90s, to something cool in this generation. I think they do this kind of thing not because they want them to exist, they just think it's cool to dress as one. Nobody who is sane would like undead or infected creatures roaming around the streets trying to kill you.
Posted by Tania997 on 08-21-2017
Some religious people are criticizing the Halloween and the characters that it is glorifying evil. I disagree with that because like you my take on those costumed people is to entertain and amuse us. It’s scary but the intention is not to scare us in a scary way but to scare us in a novelty way that it is just for fun. We don’t observe Halloween here but now it seems that it is beginning to creep in our culture.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-07-2018
Where did you read this or find out about this? If you have the source then we can probably confirm that zombie apocalypse is coming. Lol. Or are they the undead version of ISIS? Who knows? Kidding aside, that's probably a festival because you know, a lot of people like to have weird festivities and being a zombie isn't a shocker actually. I could even see one smiling right there.
Posted by galegatling on 08-21-2017
Halloween is always a fun event where kids gather for trick or treat. But here there is no such thing as treat and candies instead you see people wasting their time boozing around with blood and stupidity. It's better for them to watch World war Z than to march as the walking dead. I bet that not a single person among these can withstand a paranormal activity even in the morning.If anyone of you wants to really enjoy real paranormal scenes, go to youtube and watch reality shows like "WO KYA HAI" in hindi/urdu . Here Half human half beast in Karachi or Shamshan Ghat (Crematorium) in Hyderabad
Posted by muaaz.93 on 08-22-2017
People are usually fascinated with death. No wonder their lots of skull T-shirts and other death related merchandise. I think that it comes from the power that death symbolizes. Such a powerful element and one we cannot control and ultimately cannot escape from it.
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-21-2017
It sounds like nothing more than a pop-culture event, just like conventions for shows / genres and such. There are quite a few zombie runs in the US too, that's true! It sounds like a fun way for people to just get out and have a good time, though I can imagine it would be quite something to explain this event to little kids.
Posted by yaorice on 08-21-2017
There are people who really love honor and glorify weird stuff. These are some of the things that make the world so interesting. I could find no joy in something like this. This seems to be something similar to Halloween. See how people have made that into a fun event!
Posted by explorerx7 on 08-21-2017
All I can say is it looks scary. I'm not a fond of seeing bloody soaked clothes of people. It looks dirty and scary. This is weird for me and I would say that I wouldn't watch such things even if I'm a citizen of their country.
Posted by Scarlet on 08-22-2017
Yes, actually I agree with you on that. I am not against such sort of events but there are people who just feel uncomfortable with that. When everyone dresses like that then you are left alone and are forced into it by friends.Once you do it, then you realize why the heck I am walking dead.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 08-22-2017
I don't think anyone wants literal zombies to take over. It's just fun to get into make up and play pretend sometimes. It's got a Halloween vibe to it which is refreshing given how that holiday is rarely all that scary anymore since most people either dress up as cartoon characters or some variant of the "sexy X" outfit. If you want to have fun with it, too, I recommend you don't just be a zombie. Hyphenate your costume. Be a zombie-nurse, or a zombie-cab driver. Find a niche, make a back story for your zombie and build the costume around that.
Posted by JaiGuru on 08-22-2017
There are communities out there that have love for movies or stories that include zombies in them. To someone who does not have any idea what might be going on, it can cause panic especially if these march goers overdo their costumes so well. I have nothing against these marches as long as they let the city know beforehand as it can cause public danger too. I believe so that people in survival oriented communities have interest in this as they also take into consideration the possibility of a zombie uprising too.
Posted by giovanniiiii on 08-22-2017
I didn't know that Sweden has this kind of celebrations. I don't believe that they want to live in an apocalyptic world where zombies will try to kill you, I think they love the idea of being a zombie for a day, just for fun. I think that countries have to has this kind of celebrations because people forget their daily life problems for a moment and have fun instead. Also, this kind of celebrations attracts a lot of tourists and that affects, in a positive way, the economy of the country.
Posted by cubo on 08-22-2017
I think that these people are insane, or they just have all they need in their life and they got bored and do crazy stuff like this one. I don't see a reason for doing such a marsh, I would participate in a march if it is for a special cause as protection of the environment, manifest against the government, but not for a crazy thing like this one!
Posted by wallet on 08-22-2017
This looks like a good day to spend. But I am not sure if I like the sweden culture. Most of them being feminist and anti male. It'd not be something I'd want my kids to raise there. That's surely toxic environment. Who knows what they do in such days. It must be something that is bad for the society. Knowing the sweden and their most of the liberal days. I am not at all interested in them.
Posted by overcast on 08-22-2017
People want something different, because they are tired of the stale life around them. Everyone's tired of the same business life, going to the 9-5 work and nothing interesting really happening. A zombie outbreak can give them that, even if it's not real, because a real one wouldn't really be fun and games. There is nothing bad in such events, because everyone is having fun and at least being creative.
Posted by manmad on 08-22-2017
I didn't know this actually existed in Sweden. I only knew about "el día de los santos muertos" in Mexico that they celebrate every year. I think it's kinda creepy and gruesome to have a celebration about this but I guess it's a cultural thing. I wouldn't take part in it as I don't see the point or marching like zombies around the city.
Posted by felabruno on 08-22-2017
Wow I want to go there! lol I love me some zombies.
Posted by Vastor122 on 08-23-2017
I heard that some people could kill themselves during such days. That is quite scary, therefor I'm not really confident with this kind of "celebration".
Posted by Wyvh on 08-23-2017
I think the reason why they hold that day is just to remind people that death and ghost exist even if they refuse to believe. No matter how we fear death, then this kind of demonstration will help us to remember that death still exist. This will help us to try to live a righteous life on earth, so that when death comes God can be able to accept us on the last day.
Posted by babyright on 08-23-2017
I love the festival, it's the only festival that makes me reminisce. it's called All Saints' Day or All saints day, it is a Christian festival when people think about the dead. But i don't think it what they are practicing, because this might be different, but while i said that is because of the cross the lady is carrying on her neck. Maybe they are retards or need annihilation, for believing Zombies exist . but what do i know.
Posted by Authord on 08-23-2017
I guess in some cultures it's meant to be a remembrance of those who have died. Sometimes, "shrines" are made with those peoples' favorite things laid out along with flowers and stuff.

I don't get the costumes and stuff though. I don't think I'd be too comfortable with people dressing up in these grotesque costumes when I'm trying to honor a loved one who passed away. Maybe that's just me.
Posted by Zyni on 08-24-2017
We have the same festival celebrated here in Philippines, like the aswang(Vampire and zombies) parade, it has a rich cultures that, pass down to generations. It was so common, rural area to believed, such mystic beings, and spirits. Every society had their own way celebrating their cultures, in many regions around the world, respect for the dead is the most common celebration, specially in asian region. Because we remember, the dead one's memory, and his spirit must to send into heaven, and be at peace. The culture in the west was so different from asian region. We are all diversified, and sometimes some of our cultures still intact until today.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 08-27-2017
When I read the headline "Day of the Dead", I didn't expect a post about a zombie parade. I immediately thought of the Mexican holiday "Dia de lost Muertos"-- "Day of the Dead". The Mexican holiday of the same name takes a completely different form! It is a holiday about celebrating the life of loved ones you've lost. It's a kind of a joyous holiday of remembrance spent with loved ones. Some people do paint their faces to look like skeletons, but generally very detailed and festive looking skeletons. I think that the zombie parade events are just a way for people to dress up and express an interest in something different. It's not necessarily a bad thing, everyone has different interests.
Posted by this_free_spirit on 08-29-2017
Well that is interesting. I am not sure where this worldwide zombie obsession is coming from, but I don't want it to continue necessarily. I think it is pretty strange that a whole country is observing this. Well, all I can say, is whatever floats their boat and makes them happy, I guess they should be able to do.
Posted by kgord on 09-01-2017
i think they find it happy to act like zombies they are inspired by the movies and video games that's way they want to act like one. but for me this is just for fun not really serious because zombies doesn't really exist. so lets just respect there tradition in sweden they are just having happy life.
Posted by tophew on 09-09-2017
I haven't heard about this day in Sweden before. Is it something that only happens there or else where around the world too?

Either way, I think that you have taken it too seriously. I believe that people are just dressing up as zombies because it is entertaining for them. It seems similar as to what you do for the Halloween. It is a way of having fun and forgetting about everyday issues.
Posted by Mehano on 09-09-2017
A friend of mine was there, as he was a foreigner and have not been warned about this event, he was about to have a heart attack when he was going out.
Posted by joey98 on 10-17-2017
Is it the day of the dead or the day of the zombies? I also find it strange that people should celebrate this day. Deaths happens daily and celebrating one day won't make sense. I am still glad to know that such a day exists especially in sweden.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 12-06-2017
This is the first time that I'm to hear about such news which is not nice for those having some fears towards situations like this. It's necessary we have respect for the living and not make demonstrations that will make us have fear towards death.
Posted by Barida on 12-23-2017
I will like to know the origins of the Day of the Dead. I have never heard about this before and I am really curious to know more. I can't find the logic behind celebrating this festival as people don't turn to zombies after they die. This is about science fiction. I am glad that we do not celebrate this festival in my country. This does not seem to be fun in any way. Babies or children may get scared seeing those people. lol
Posted by Pixie on 01-10-2018
This looks like a fun day with all those people dressed up as zombies and walking not to scare people but to showcase their disguise. We have a province here called Nueva Ecija which lies north of Manila that has a similar day. But instead of zombies, the folks in that province wear mud. They are called mud people because they cover their bodies and faces with mud and parade in the streets usually during the Lenten season. Events like that are good fodder for the camera.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-02-2018
We used to have this kind of activity, or at least something similar here and there. Is not that popular anymore here, and because we don't have Halloween as part of our culture, then is not a big hit. Anyway, I think people just do it for fun, to do something that appears to be impossible to happen. If it's scientifically possible or not, we can't be sure, for sure that's a top secret, and if that's a secret weapon, we're all doomed. Let's face it, no matter how much we watch tv shows or movies about it, or how many bunkers are build for something like it, we never know what's really going to be with millions of zombies wondering around.
Posted by ballyhara on 05-16-2018
I find it fun at the same time scary. We have that activities here in Philippines only if serves as a fun run for an event that usually scheduled every October or November as a celebration for Halloween season. It depends in company and what I remember was the Enchanted Kingdom had an event that time about fun run in EK something like that.
Posted by nekonieden on 07-22-2018
They look like zombies. I am afraid of zombies. Its because Zombies are villains in movies.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 09-22-2018
Well, people do celebrate some very strange things and this day seems to be one of them. Celebrating the day of the dead is like completely bizarre. I completely hate the look and appearance of Zombies. More than scary the look is very dirty and disgusting. Personally, I would never take part in such celebrations but I don't have anything to say against the people who like to celebrate such days.
Posted by jpk0007 on 12-08-2018