The Merina People's Little-Known Festival of the Dead

The Merina People's Little-Known Festival of the Dead

In central Madagascar live the Merina people, who worship the dead in an unusual, and for most people - a barbaric and horrific, way. The ceremony is called Famadihana - the bones of the deceased are dug up and venerated.

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