This Secluded Village Has A Very Strange Tradition, And We’re Not Sure How We Feel About It.
In America, burials are straightforward, simple, and solemn, and once the deceased is in the ground they tend to stay there. But some cultures think that isn't enough to honor the memory of the departed.
In the Indonesian village of Toraja, not only are funeral services a highly elaborate affair, but the dead are celebrated in a way that you might find a little unsettling.
In the village of Toraja death is a part of life.
Once a year in this Indonesian town, the dearly departed are removed from their graves.
They are meticulously groomed, and given a new set of clothing.
This ceremony is called Ma'nene, or The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses.