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Famadihana Dancing With the Dead

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Nelly Ghalechyan

on 21 March 2017

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by Nelly Ghalechyan

Dancing With the Dead
The Famadihana is a traditional festival which is celebrated in both urban and rural areas of the country especially in Madagascar; it is more popular among the tribal communities. It is a funerary tradition, known as the turning of the bones, people bring forth the bodies of their ancestors from the family crypts and rewrap them in fresh cloth, then dance with the corpses around the tomb to live music.
In Madagascar this became a regular ritual usually once every seven years, and the custom brings together extended families in celebrations of kinship.
Baby Throwing,
The bizarre ritual of throwing newborn babies off a temple 50ft high and catching them in a cloth has been celebrated in India since last 500 years.

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