This Infographic Educates Viewers of Globally Diverse Funeral Traditions

By: Ady Floyd - Nov 7, 2015
References: businessinsider
This educational and interesting chart outlines unique facts about funeral traditions around the world. The infographic depicts seven factual traditions that take place around the world, and many of them are quite uplifting.

For example, in Madagascar there is a famous ritual called ‘the turning of the bones.’ The ritual entails the act of families visiting their deceased loved one’s "ancestral crypts where the bodies are exhumed and wrapped in fresh cloth. The families then proceed to dance with the corpse to live music." Other examples include Ghanaian’s custom-built coffins and Tibet’s sky burial, where the body is left on a mountain top exposed to the elements of nature.

While some of these funeral traditions might seem strange, this chart is a factual document that allows others to see how life and death are celebrated around the world.