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Registration this Saturday for Keady’s ‘Day of the Dead’ World Record bid

Join Keady Community Festival in their ‘Day of the Dead’ Guinness World Record attempt as part Keady Hallowe’en Festival 2015.

The world record was set in Mexico last Hallowe’en when 509 people gathered together dressed as ‘La Catrinas and Le Catrines’.

Keady could easily beat 509 people!day of dead

The attempt has already been registered so people need to sign up to do this prior to the event to be sure of numbers and, as it’s a fundraiser, there will be a charge of £2 per person taking part.

As with all Guinness World Record attempts, there are rules that need to be adhered to if the record attempt is to count, and in this case all participants must be dressed in full costume as detailed.

Keady Community Festival will also be holding workshops in the run up to the event to help people with costume and face-painting ideas.

This cross-community, family event will take place between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday, October 31, outside the new Tommy Makem Arts and Community Centre and all money raised from this event will go towards buying a defibrillator for the town.

Check out the event on Facebook for more information – Day of the Dead World Record Attempt.

All participants must be dressed in a full costume, which consists of:

For Catrinas:

  • Face paint representing a skull. -White face -Dark/black circles around the eyes -Black and white makeup stitching on and around the mouth -Black tip/design on the nose -Image on the forehead, above the eyes (i.e. spider web, heart, flower) -Image on the chin (i.e. spider web, heart, flower, etc.)
  • Wide-brimmed hat or flower arrangement or veil over the head.
  • Full-length dress
  • Wrap around the neck, like a neckerchief, flowery scarf, or a stole

 For Catrines:

  • Bowler hats
  • Face pain representing a skull
  • -White face -Dark/black circles around the eyes -Black and white makeup stitching on and around the mouth -Black tip/design on the nose
  • Full suit including jacket
  • Vest or t-shirt representing a skeleton under the jacket.

For both type of disguises, the traditional Mexican Catrina style will have to be preserved. This means that even when following all the points above, participants will not be counted into the record if they don’t follow the above points in a traditional manner.

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