Palmerston City Council in New Zealand is proposing to revoke in its entirety clause 11.7 from its Cemeteries & Crematorium Bylaw 2018, which states ‘No person may decorate the soil of a grave located in the lawn cemetery with the use of construction materials such as concrete, stone or metal or with the construction of fences or pavement’
During the 19th century, and especially in its later years, snacking in cemeteries happened across the United States. It wasn’t just apple-munching alongside the winding avenues of graveyards. Since many municipalities still lacked proper recreational areas, many people had full-blown picnics in their local cemeteries. The tombstone-laden fields were the closest things, then, to modern-day public parks.
"The earth is one vast burial ground. Even the chalk deposits favoured by the early cave dwellers are composed of countless millions of primitive forms of life deposited in the dark morning of creation. These caves made by the natural course of water percolating through the cracks and crannies, provided shelter for the living and a sepulture for the dead. Here flint was found in abundance, from which rude tools were shaped. A number of such caves are known to existsome of which are even inhabited to-day."
This is about the Not-So-Mysterious Missing Grave of Blues Legend Robert Johnson, the guitar virtuoso associated for decades with the supernatural & Faustian Bargains. His final resting place seemed as much a mystery much of his life. But recent research found it to be in the Little Zion Church Yard, Greenwood, Mississippi.
Mexico City’s parade has grown bigger each year as the holiday becomes a part of Halloween festivities outside of Mexico. The cavalcade of giant skulls and revelers in skeleton costumes that is Mexico's Day of the Dead Parade has only existed since 2016, but has grown bigger each year. Día de Muertos has taken on Pop Culture Status.