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Indonesians Exhume Dead Bodies Of Deceased Loved Ones, Celebrates Ma’nene Festival With Them


Residents in Toraja, Indonesia have marked this year's, Ma'nene Festival by exhuming remains of their deceased loved ones out of their graves to celebrate their lives.


The dead will be taken out of their coffins, cleaned and given a new set of clothes.

Relatives from far and wide come to celebrate ma’nene, feasting, swapping stories and honouring the deceased.


Food, water and even cigarettes are offered to the dead, because it is believed the spirit remains near the body and craves care.

They use preservatives to retain bodies.


For those who've traveled wide and far which other bizzare cultures have you found out there?


Story by: Joshua Kawbena Smith

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