Annual Dig-The-Dead-Up

In Indonesia, apparently there is a strange if not macabre way of remembering the deceased

Residents in Toraja, Indonesia take their deceased loved ones out of graves once a year, to celebrate their lives.

The festival is known as ma’nene. 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.

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In Indonesia, apparently there is a strange if not macabre way of remembering the deceased

Residents in Toraja, Indonesia take their deceased loved ones out of graves once a year, to celebrate their lives.

The festival is known as ma’nene. 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.

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This is the best one. A selfie with a corpse. Fucking hell.....

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They did this a few years ago IIRC.
And one of the deceased had been killed by Plague, on digging up dead 'un about 30 villagers Karked it toot sweet from plague themselves.

I think his Eminence was on a tropical holiday.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
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In the UK we call it the House of Lords.
 
A similar thing happens in Madagascar if I remember right.

Funny how Disney left that out of the animated films.
 

Chef

LE
The Addams family, illegal immigrants perhaps?

 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
are the masks so they don't get C19?
 
As I've burnt all of my relatives, this option is not open to me. I would like to put forward two names of people that I would like to dig up.
  1. Richard Beeching, I would then like give his remains a damn good kicking for what he did to the rail network.
  2. Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, the same treatment for what he's done to the country.
* We would have to bury the bastard first, but that could be fun too.
 

Fang_Farrier

LE
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In Indonesia, apparently there is a strange if not macabre way of remembering the deceased

Residents in Toraja, Indonesia take their deceased loved ones out of graves once a year, to celebrate their lives.

The festival is known as ma’nene. 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.

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Very Southern Italian Catholic...
 

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