Kanji: 番. Radical: 田. Number of strokes: 12. Meaning: “ one's turn”. Pronunciation: バンban.

famadihana

famadihana

Famadihana - A funerary tradition from the 17th century held in Madagascar once every seven years, said as the turning of the bones. By this tradition, the family members bring forth the corpses of their ancestors from the tombs, wrap them in fresh cloth and start dancing around before to the crypts.


famadihana

Famadihana - Une tradition funéraire du XVIIe siècle, célébrée à Madagascar tous les sept ans, connue comme "le retournement des morts". Selon cette tradition, les membres de la famille sortent les cadavres de leurs ancêtres des tombes, les enveloppent dans un tissu propre et commencent à danser avant de les redéposer dans les cryptes.

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