4 Unique Funeral and Burial Customs around the World

By: Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Each community has its own burial rituals and some practices are centuries old, and the inhabitants of that country have practiced them for a long time. Gallagher Funeral Home takes a proactive approach when arranging funeral services for clients, ensuring that every detail is in accordance with their requirements.

Different Burial And Funeral Customs Around The World

Here are other practices that people engage in:

1. Sky Funerals in Tibet and Mongolia

Most people in Tibet and Mongolia practice Vajrayana Buddhism, which teaches that a person's mortal remains don't hold any meaning after the soul departs. As a result, after a person dies, their body is left on a mountaintop for nature to follow its course, which is also an environmentally sustainable method of disposal of a body.

2. Plan Azerbaijan Funerals

Funerals in Azerbaijan are extravagant and lavish affairs that cost a lot of money. While the country's main religion teaches differently, this is a common practice, and people compete to outdo one another when it comes to planning funerals.

3. Funeral Flowers in Russia

When visiting mourning family members at a funeral in Russia, people bring bouquets with an even number of flowers. In their culture, one flower is for the relatives and the other for their God. They send bouquets with an odd number of flowers on other occasions.

4. Ghana's Unusual Coffins

Ghanaians are of the opinion that death and life are inextricably linked, which is why they commemorate the latter. They create elaborate coffins that represent the decedent's desires, and it is not uncommon to see coffins in the form of vehicles, musical instruments, or automobiles.

We at Gallagher Funeral Home are always here to help you and your loved ones. If you want to know more about Cremations, Memorial Services, or Funerals contact us at 318-640-1375.

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