Do you want to spend some time while in Madagascar? We'll be showing you the great holidays they have through this update!
First of all we need to say that Malagasians celebrate many festivals similar to ours. They have many other days to celebrate we are going to talk about. For Malagasians the soul is immortal, because of this we can now understand one of the most popular parties in Madagascar: Famadihana Festival.
This festival is celebrated once every six or seven years and there's not a specific date for it. In the celebration people exhume their deceased relatives and they carry their loved beings on top of their head and create a procession back to the village or to a special place where they will continue the ceremony. During this ceremony alive Malagasians share their food, drinks and even dance with the bodies.
|Famadihana Festival in Madagascar|
Something which would look weird to us is the tradition of burying the umbilical cord of the newborn. Something that they usually do too is cutting a lock of hair off the baby when they are three months old, this lock is mixed with honey and roots and the relatives of the child eat this mixture as an initiation ritual.