What This Small Village Does With Their Dead Is Shocking. Yet Somehow Sweet.

Sup Travellers?! It is very clear, based on these photos that living in Toraja in South Sulawesi, Indonesia isn't for the faint of heart. While walking down the streets it is very possible that you can encounter dead people walking the streets with their family.

It's a strange thing to some but to the people of Toraja it's a normal ceremony that occurs every few years. 

The people of Toraja in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, dig up the bodies of their deceased ancestors for a ritual called Ma'nene, or The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses. During the ceremony the dead are washed, groomed, and dressed in new clothes. After that people may take their dead ancestors and walk them around the province so they can observe the living. 

The origin of the ritual is based on the belief that the spirit of a dead person must return to their villages.

This is obviously pretty morbid but it somehow seems like a really nice way to honor the dead. I don't expect this ritual to become a norm around the world but I think I can appreciate what the people of Toraja are doing. Hats off to them. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.