Corpses Are Unearthed Every Year in This Indonesian Village - You Won't Believe What They Do With Them
Every culture has it's own rituals and traditions for honoring the dead. However, in most places once people are dead they stay buried. This isn't the case in the Indonesia village of Toraja. The dead are brought back into the world of the living in a strange and fascinating way.
Every year, the dead are taken out of their graves,cleaned up, given a new set of clothes and cared for.
The ritual is practiced with everyone in the village, even babies and children who have died.
The ceremony is called 'Ma'nene' which means The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses.
Once they are dressed and cleaned up, they are paraded through the village as a sign of respect and love.
They believe that if you die outside of the village your soul will be restless forever.
On this special day, the corpses of the dead are treated just like they are living people.
You might not like someone parading your corpse around...
However the love that these villagers have for their deceased loved ones is quite touching.
The dead are important members of the community.
Although it seems strange to us, it would be strange for them to NOT do this as it is such an important tradition.