Madagascar: Partying with the Dead
In Madagascar, from July to September, the inhabitants of the island profit from the dry season to organize a traditional rite: the Famadihana, or the "return of the dead". During the ceremony, the bodies are removed from the vault and the descendants happily carry the exhumed body of the deceased on their shoulders, dancing to express their delight.
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