How James Bond Created a Mexican Dia de los Muertos Tradition


Floats depicting 'Catrinas' and other death related characters and offerings march during the first Big Parade of the City to celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico City on October 29, 2016. The parade is promoted by Mexico's City Municipality and it is inspired by the James Bond 007 movie 'Spectre'. Maria Calls / AFP / Getty Images

The Day of the Dead is a longstanding traditional celebration in Mexico, and currently hundreds of thousands of people associate it with a gigantic parade -- you know, like the one they saw in the James Bond film ''Spectre''. There's just one strange twist about that parade: before the movie, the procession didn't exist. Join Ben and Noel as they trace the weird evolution of this event from fiction to the real world.