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Global Sendoffs
Highlighting the unique international practices and beliefs surrounding death. Articles are from the sendoff planning site
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Global Sendoffs 27 Oct 12
: The better quality of life is determined by the amount of good deeds done during a lifetime.
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Global Sendoffs 26 Oct 12
: The skull is removed and kept on a shelf while the remainder of the body was returned to the Earth.
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Global Sendoffs 25 Oct 12
: A reason to delay cremation is to save on costs by doing mass cremations.
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Global Sendoffs 24 Oct 12
: The body is not embalmed or dissected because they believe that it will have a negative impact on rebirth.
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Global Sendoffs 23 Oct 12
: Their funerary customs are described as a mix of pre-Islamic beliefs and Muslim customs.
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Global Sendoffs 22 Oct 12
: Funerals are part of a serious code of etiquette that most Dutch people value highly in their daily life.
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Global Sendoffs 26 Sep 12
: Bereaved start loudly mourning, all the neighbors hear the mourning will come over to mourn the family’s loss.
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Global Sendoffs 25 Sep 12
: Families of the deceased hire catering companies and waiters to serve extravagant food at the funeral.
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Global Sendoffs 24 Sep 12
: Funerals are not just to mourn, they are also social parties, a reason to eat, drink beer, and meet people.
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Global Sendoffs 23 Sep 12
: It is the ultimate wish of a Hindu to be cremated along the river banks of the holy Bagmati River.
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Global Sendoffs 22 Sep 12
: Musketeers fire their muskets into the air and at the audience to scare away evil spirits.
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Global Sendoffs 21 Sep 12
: At the funeral itself it is customary to kiss the face of the deceased, as a sign of respect.
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Global Sendoffs 20 Sep 12
: Friends and family of the deceased must shave their hair and dress in black. Fun activities are banned.
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Global Sendoffs 19 Sep 12
: A hearse looks similar to a van, but the walls of the back portion for the casket is made of glass.
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Global Sendoffs 18 Sep 12
: At the funeral, one is expected to wear simple clothing.
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Global Sendoffs 17 Sep 12
: When someone dies, the corpse is kept for 7 days before cremation, when prayer over the body is observed.
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Global Sendoffs 16 Sep 12
: Diviners, or fortune-tellers, are believed to have a psychic connection to the spirits in the after world.
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Global Sendoffs 15 Sep 12
: Family, friends, and even enemies of the deceased gather to pray, chant, eat, and drink together.
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Global Sendoffs 14 Sep 12
: Bodies contain a mystic contagion so those who touch a body must wash to purify themselves.
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Global Sendoffs 13 Sep 12
: Funerals and burials are taken very seriously; because if taken lightly, bad luck will follow.
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