Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Video: Nobody dies in Indonesian island, Sulawesi

Narada Desk | May 2, 2016 8:39 pm Print
All will speak to corpse as they bring food four times a day—breakfast, lunch, dinner, and mid-afternoon tea.

In a rare ritual called ma’nene’ on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia family members remove bodies from tombs. Once a year loved ones are brought out to inspect the condition of their bodies, change their clothing, comb their hair, dust them off, and let them dry in the sun.

In this highlands of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, Petrus will lie in this bed. His wife and children will speak to him as they bring him food four times a day—breakfast, lunch, dinner, and mid-afternoon tea.

They do this ritual every year and they don’t want to believe that their loved ones are dead.

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