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Tiaka Williamson 4 April 2013
Transcript of IBO FUNERALS
CERMONIES Rivaled only by the Bini and
Yoruba tribes in this aspect,
the Igbo, Ojukwu’s people, are
known to perform intricate
burial and funeral ceremonies. While the most elaborate performances
are reserved for chiefs of the Ozo
Brotherhood, Ojukwu came with an
unparallel stature as the ‘Ezeigbo gburugburu’
or crowned leader of the Igbo race. It is custom here to
washed, dressed, placed in a casket and
the person's family
comes and pays there respect and officially say goodbye and the decessed is buried six feet under-ground. Any bereaved family which infringes
the provisions of this sub-head shall upon
proof thereof pay the sum of
#500.00 (Five hundred Naira) as penalty
to the Oraifite Improvement Union. No funeral rites shall be performed
between the 1st day of December and
2nd day of January of the
succeeding year, except in
respect of death occuring
within the said period. Unlike the IBO tribe
here no matter what date
you die, you still get a
A usual funeral
cost about $10,000. The Ibo tribe performs intricate burials and funeral ceremonies.
The most complex performances are for the chiefs, and there are several types of death that are considered shameful and are not given any respect or burial at all.
Few Ibo tribes do not believe in sacrifice, for many, the chiefs' funeral ceremonies are very bloody. like the IBO tribe,
in the U.S. we wash and
dress the descessed to
prepare for burial However, the celebration of death, as a rite of passage to the metaphysical world, is more fundamentally accorded a heightened ritual elevation, especially to that deceased parent, who apart from having lived to a good old age, had also, lived a fruitful and well accomplished life, such that the impact of his spent life is felt not only by his family, but also, by the larger members of his community. IGBO
FUNERAL CEREMONIES Considering the fact that we don't really have to worry about being thrown in a forest when we die, how much does our burial
differ than the IBO tribe in your perspective? What are some of the things that we have in common with the IBO tribe? Comparison Question Hauser , karen. "Funeral Ceremonies of the Ibo." http://www.postcolonialweb.org/nigeria/ibofuneral.html. EL32, 3 01 1990). Web. 11 Jan 2013. slattery, katherine. "Religion and the Igbo People." http://www.qub.ac.uk/imperial/nigeria/religion.htm. Leon Litvack, 15 august 2001. Web. 11 Jan 2013. kucharski, mike. "Ceremonies, Social Gatherings, and Rituals ." https://sites.google.com/site/southwindsoribo/ceremonies-social-gatherings-and-rituals. google sites, 19 may 2011. Web. 11 Jan 2013. Things Fall Apart-Chinua Achebe To start off, the chief's family washes his body directly in the death chamber, they don't wash him in a special wash room.
Next, they place the body on a high bush table ("ojo") and cover it with cloths, strings, manila, and young palm leaves, this to the Ibo tribe symbolizes rebirth. "Igbo Funeral Ceremony Of Oraifite Death Rituals." www. oriafite.com. 2013 SamSCO Networks, 01 01 2013. Web. 11 Jan 2013.