LOL. Too bad you're not brave enough to use your real name and identity, it'd be interesting to see how being outside a computer screen in the real world plays out with cowards. But hey, you know my name and have my photo taped to your computer in the basement, so please if you ever wanna chat, I'm here for ya.
I agree, I'm sure the people talking trash about All Souls (I am from Guatemala and grew up celebrating All Saints Day and Day of the Dead...Central America and Mexico hold both days very sacred) binge drink on Cinco de Mayo, calling it Mexico's Independence Day.
YES, All Souls was influenced by All Saints Day and Day of the Dead, if the latter didn't exist, neither would All Souls...for the immigrants from those regions of Latin America that live here, such as myself, it is very nice to have an event that makes us feel closer to home—a place where people from ALL cultures, not just "white people" walk together, remembering their family members, friends, and others who have passed. It is a very multicultural celebration....and I, as someone who was born, grew up, and visits Central America and Mexico VERY OFTEN, see it as an appreciation and celebration of the influence Latin America has in Tucson. Even my family in Guatemala think it's pretty bad ass that Tucson has a ceremony like All Souls. And that, contrary to global belief, many Americans embrace diversity.
The write up says in the beginning that reasonable cause is "YES I USED DRUGS IN THE PAST 30 DAYS," meaning 87,000 is the number of people who answered yes and were therefore tested. Perhaps re-read?????