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Publisher: Turtleback Books
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.Ross, Mandy is the author of 'Funerals (Rites of Passage)' with ISBN 9780613843010 and ISBN 0613843010.