Category: Funeral Traditions


Thai Funeral Traditions

The majority of Thai people are Buddhist and have traditionally preferred burial. However land is getting scarce in some places, particularly on island communities. As in China, it is customary for monks to be...


European Funeral Traditions

Some of the earliest tombstones I have seen are the ones of some Roman soldiers on the island of Inismor in the Aran Island group, Ireland. In early Christian times, some remains were placed in...


Funeral Traditions Around the World

I have always found it fascinating to discover the different attitudes and practices regarding death and funerals. Cemeteries do not hold any fears for me, rather, they are places of awe and reverence as...