by Mandy Ross

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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What is sitting shivah? Who celebrates the Day of the Dead? Why do Sikhs share a meal after a funeral? This book looks at different funeral traditions from burials to cremations. The Hindu and Buddhist belief of reincarnation is discussed. A variety of mourning rituals are investigated, including the donation of food and money to the poor. New and non-religious funerals, such as the pagan-style rituals of the humanists, and the environmentally conscious green burials, are also explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403439871
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Series: Rites of Passage
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.74(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

Table of Contents

Why do we have funerals? — Jewish funerals — Muslim funerals — Maori funerals — Christian funerals — Buddhist funerals — Sikh funerals — Hindu funerals — Air and sea burials — Remembering the dead — Dancing at funerals — Ancestor worship — New and old traditions.

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