This is not the end: the most bizarre burial rituals of the world
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In the European tradition funeral is a somber occasion, which only emphasizes deliberate, serious rituals, clothing relatives and rituals that can cause tears even the stone. Friends and family come to Church dressed in black, seated humbly on the benches and carefully listened to the prayers of the clergy. Then all go to the cemetery. The coffin with the untimely deceased (unless someone dies at the time) slowly lowered into the grave, flowers, alcohol, mandatory meal.
But that's not true everywhere. Many cultures see death as a necessary but not a sad transition from one state to another. Today we decided to collect some of the most interesting and unusual funeral rites around the world.
Cut in jazz!
Glorious new Orleans voodoo rites, and the TV series "True detective" and, of course, jazz. That music Lord of the southern United States is ready to play in any condition and for any reason. Including at the funeral. Here the ritual is accompanied not only orchestra performing jazz improvisation, but also dancing, which begin immediately after the deceased will take its proper place under several meters of raw land.
Balls of death
In 2000, the South Korean government adopted a new law, according to which the term integrity of burial was limited to six decades. Upon expiration of the grave just dug up to make room for new travelers into another world. Not used so soon to part with their relatives Koreans increasingly chosen cremation. The ashes of the deceased will not scatter over the sea, but kept in — house, specialized firms make his precious balls. Especially eccentric person even wear such jewelry.
Dance of death
Philippine farmers prefer to cheat death. The deceased friend dressed up in his best clothes, and seated in a special chair. It, in turn, set at the entrance to the house. Priority at the recent Philippine fashion dead receives in the mouth a cigarette, and hands, a glass of local moonshine. The installation can stay in place for several days while the climate and wild animals do not make relatives to complete the ceremony.
The so-called sky burial is practiced in Tibet and Mongolia. People here believe in reincarnation — the body, they say, an empty vessel. To mortal shell did not prevent the immortal spirit in his journey, it must be destroyed. This is done very simply: the corpse is dumped over the cliff into the valley, where a lot of vultures. Even in the 21st century, this type of funeral choose as many as 80% of Tibetans.
The trend every way to preserve nature is a prerogative of the people who have left quite a few objective worries. The so-called "Green burials" have spread recently. Practice them until only the people blessed the city of new York. The body of the deceased is not exposed to absolutely no treatment to slow down the process of decomposition. Coffins carved from dry twigs for the same reasons. The price of such a funeral, with minimal Bureau, can be compared with the cost of a good car. What can you do — fashion.
Bali cremation is the only way to move the spirit of a better world. Ordinary people just burn, but the rulers on the other side without a retinue do not let go. As such, there are huge wooden animal figures, skillfully carved from precious wood. In 2008, a funeral was held the head of the Kingdom, Agung Suyasa. Giant sarcophagus, made in the form of a bull, was worth the whole country more than a million dollars.