- May 18, 2009
Funerals take long and are costly. Expensive in the sense that people aren't open to the idea of burying their loved ones before so and so arrives. Others just want the extravagance because they want to impress the neighbours and "enemies". Yeah, people are that stupid.It's the funerals that take long and costs big $$ in african culture
Back in the far distant days before arrival of cadaver storage systems, they'd fetch river sand and lay the body on the sand in a thatched hut. Then the people guarding it would sprinkle water on the sand and body from time to time.
I'm not sure of times of burial but from little "research" I did, they'd carry the body to the burial site in the early hours of the morning; usually in the yard, wrap it up with cow hide and lower it into the grave before performing all rituals.