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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dancing Corpses Ritual In Madagascar

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A unique ritual found in Madagascar was people celebrate family ties called Famadihana, which is also known as turning of the bones. This festival is celebrated every 7 years, during which family crypts are opened up and the remains of dead ancestors are brought out to be wrapped in a new cloth. Live music is played, animals are sacrificed and the meat is distributed to various guests and members of the family. The Malagasy then dance with the corpses in great joy.

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