The Ga People of Ghana Are Buried in These Colorful Coffins


You must see this! Even in death, people still find a way to add some fun to it. For the Ga tribe in coastal Ghana, funerals are a time of mourning, but also of celebration. The Ga people believe that when their loved ones die, they move on into another life — and the Ga make sure they do so in style, they believe that the death of a loved one should be celebrated and not mourned and this is stemmed in the belief that they (the dead) just embarked on an exciting journey, as a result the living tries to aid the dead by adding some style to their burial. The coffins are designed to represent an aspect of the dead person’s life — such as a plane if they were a pilot, a fish if their livelihood was the sea — or a sewing machine for a seamstress. They might also symbolise a vice — such as a bottle of beer or a cigarette. I bet you’ve never seen anything like this before

How These People Are Burying Their Loved Ones Is Strange To Say The Least. Yes That’s an Aeroplane

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