4 Unique Funeral and Burial Customs around the World

By: David Tindall
Monday, February 15, 2021

When it comes to burial customs, every culture is unique. Many of these customs are ancient and people of that region have been practicing for hundreds and thousands of years. We at Tindall Funeral Home are always focused in our approach when planning funeral services for our clients and ensure that every aspect of it is in line with their needs.

Different Global Burial and Funeral Customs

Here we look at some unique practices that people follow:

1. Tibetian And Mongolian Sky Funerals

In Tibet and Mongolia, most people follow Vajrayana Buddhism and the faith teaches that an individual’s mortal remains have no value after the soul leaves it. Therefore, when a person dies, they leave their body on a mountaintop for nature to take its course, which also becomes an environmentally friendly way to dispose of a body.

2. Elaborate Azerbaijan Funerals

Contrastingly, the funerals in Azerbaijan are an elaborate and lavish affair and cost a pretty penny. The country’s primary religion teaches otherwise, but this is a prevalent trend and people try to outdo each other when organizing funerals.

3. Flowers At A Funerals In Russia

In Russia, people give even numbers of flowers when they go to meet the grieving family members at a funeral. Their tradition tells them that one flower is for the family and the other is for their God. When they are gifting flowers for other occasions, they always give bouquets that have an odd number of flowers.

4. Unique Coffins in Ghana

Ghanaians believe that life and death are part of each other, which is why they celebrate the latter. They make intricate coffins that depict the decedent’s interests and it’s common to find coffins shaped like ships, musical instruments, cars etc.

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