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Funeral Ritual in Haiti - Professional mourner

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Funeral Ritual in Haiti - Professional mourner

All ethnicities handle their deaths and funeral rites in different ways that are dictated as much by their collective religion as by the traditions of culture. For places were ethnicities are mixed, a funeral home must avail itself of all disciplines by way of funereal rituals. Depending on the family that walks in, nightlong wakes, burnt offerings, the ritualistic bathing of the dead, cremation, etc. are options. The scope can even include Medicine Men for Native Americans, a Mass for Hispanic Americans or professional mourners, as popular among Haitians.

Tags: death, funeral, Funeral Tradition

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