Mexican football fans in Russia called off a Day of the Dead themed parade in Moscow's Red Square after communist lawmakers objected to the event being held near Vladmir Lenin\u2019s tomb. \n\nMexican fans were celebrating on Friday as their team became one of the 16 to make it through to the World Cup knockout stages. \n\nA Day of the Dead themed party was to be held in a zone set aside for them in the city, followed by a street parade to Red Square. \n\nThe body of the Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin lies embalmed in a marble tomb on the square. \n\nSergei Malinkovich, the deputy head of the Communists of Russia party, said people dressed as skeletons should not be allowed to march on what his party has called \u201challowed\u201d ground. \n\nMalinkovich\u2019s party had appealed to the interior ministry to stop fans holding the parade, he warned it could provoke violent clashes with Russian patriots. \n\nBut instead of canceling the celebration, the Mexicans moved the party to another location. \n\nRussian residents also joined in the fun with several hundred attending the party, having their faces painted as skeletons and dancing to the music. \n\nThe Day of the Dead, which is usually celebrated on November 1 and 2.