Because we're such nice guys, we over here at WoW.com would like to remind everyone that while the Hallow's End
festivities have come to a much-too-soon end (who doesn't enjoy all of Azeroth feeling a little bit like the Undercity?), a new, very short holiday kicks off, too. Day of the Dead
, literally the English translation of Dia de los Muertos
, the Mexican holiday celebrated to remember those who have moved on, begins right when Hallow's End ends. The short, two-day holiday happens on November 1 and 2, coinciding with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day
and All Soul's Day
, which are celebrated elsewhere in the world.
During the event, players will have to /dance with an NPC named Catrina in order to get the Dead Man's Party Achievement
, a reference to the Catrina dolls of Mexico, those skeletons in fabulously fashionable dresses and hats. There's also a recipe in-game for Bread of the Dead
, another translation of the holiday's Pan de Muerto
. This is required for The Grateful Dead, which appear to be a collection of quests requiring players to bring the bread to various ghosts in graveyards all over the game world. We hear the bread also goes very well with some Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia.
Filed under: Events, Odds and ends, Achievements