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4 Unique Funeral And Burial Customs Around The World

Published: January 24, 2022
by Franklin Rainear Jr.

All communities have their unique funeral rituals. Some of these are centuries old and have been practiced by people in that nation for a long time.

Funeral And Burial Practices In Different Countries

The Affordable Funeral & Cremation team has put together some information about some unique burial practices:

1. Sky Funerals of Tibet and Mongolia

Most Tibetans and Mongolians follow the Vajrayana school of Buddhism, which believes that a person's physical body has no significance once their spirit has passed on. The deceased's corpse is therefore left on a mountainside for nature to take its course- this disposition method is both ecologically friendly and sustainable.

2. Azerbaijan Funerals

To say goodbye to a loved one is an expensive and elaborate affair in Azerbaijan. This is a prevalent custom, even though the country's predominant religion preaches differently, and individuals vie to surpass one another in arranging funerals.

3. Funeral Flowers in Russia

Mourners who carry bouquets containing an even number of flowers attend funerals in Russia. One flower is given to close family members, while the other is given to their god. On other occasions, they send bouquets with an odd number of flowers.

4. The Coffins of Ghana

In Ghana, people believe that life and death are intertwined, so they celebrate the latter. Often, coffins are crafted in the shape of cars, musical instruments, or sports motifs in honor of the deceased.

These are just a few of the unique funeral and burial customs worldwide. Today, many people follow non-conservative or non-traditional approaches when planning funeral services, and we are here to help.

If you want to know about our services, don't hesitate to contact us at Affordable Funeral & Cremation today. Our team is here to provide you with the information you need.


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