4 Unique Funeral and Burial Customs around the World

By: Ian Elliott
Monday, July 19, 2021

When it comes to burials and related rituals, each community has certain practices, some of which are centuries old. We at Arbutus Funeral Service are a credible and well-established funeral home that helps plan and organize customized services for our clients. This means we will plan and execute the event exactly as you want.

Four Burial and Funeral Customs 

Here we look at some customs that people around the world follow during burials and funerals:

1. Tibetan and Mongolian Sky Funerals

Many Tibetans and Mongolians practice Vajrayana Buddhism, a faith that professes an individual’s mortal remains are of no consequence once the soul has left it. Therefore, after a person leaves this world, the family members leave the body at the top of a mountain, allowing nature to take its course. This is also an eco-friendly disposition method.

2. Azerbaijan Funerals

People in Azerbaijan plan elaborate and extravagant funerals that they splurge a significant amount of money on. Their country’s religion is more focused on frugality, but funerals are the exception. People here look for ways to outdo each other in their funeral planning and services.

3. Russian Funeral Flowers

Whenever people in Russia offer their condolences to the bereaved family, they give an even number of flowers. On all other occasions, they give bouquets with an odd number of blooms.

4. Ghanaian Unusual Coffins

Ghanaians believe that there is an inextricable link between life and death. When a person passes away, they add motifs and carvings on the coffins, representing the dead person’s likes and desires.

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