DID YOU KNOW ABOUT FAMADIANA/DANCING WITH THE DEAD?

This article basically explains the famadiana event held in Madagascar once in every seven years

DID YOU KNOW ABOUT FAMADIANA/DANCING WITH THE DEAD?
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Unlike in other communities where the dead are left to rest, the Malagasy people in Madagascar hold a ceremony called Famafina which is also called bone turning.

During this ceremony, people bring the bodies of their ancestors from the family crypts, rewrap the corpses in fresh cloth, and rewrite their names on the cloth so they will always be remembered .Then they dance to live music while carrying the corpses over their heads and go around the corpses over their heads and go around the tomb before returning them to the family tomb.

By doing this,. they're celebrating the life lived by the dead person. They believe the dead's spirit only only joins the ancestor's world after full body decomposition and appropriate ceremonies, after many years.

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This ceremony is held once in every seven months. However, the event is on the decline due to beliefs that it's outdated and was also discouraged by early missionaries.