“Amid calls for a three-day weekend in Ghana to allow residents to attend more funeral parties (with the emphasis on party), here’s a look at some of the country’s famous customized coffins.”

Source: www.theguardian.com

Cultural practices surrounding death are designed to honor the departed and are deeply situated in the local customs.  Some people from a different cultural setting might find the cultural practices of Mexico’s Day of the Dead startling. 


Questions to Ponder: Do you this as having elements of popular culture or folk culture?  Would these coffins ‘work’ in other places?  Why or why not?  What other cultural traits and attitudes need to be in places for this to be cultural acceptable?       

 

Tagscultural norms, folk culture, cultureGhana, Africa

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