|Roma Perceptions of death The majority of Finnish Roma belong to the Lutheran Church. Some of the Roma is supporters of free religious directions. Because of the strong vibrant memories related to the common home, the family moves if possible to another home. The deceased’s things and clothes are destroyed. Only jewelry and handmade souvenirs such as sheets with laces are preserved. Photographs of the deceased are also very important memorabilia. These death associated practices and the destruction of the deceased’s personal items have nothing to do with fear of the deceased, but Roma are talking openly about death and the deceased.t|
Now bear with me on this. They may not be a typical tourist attraction but the hanging coffins in Sagada are a fascinating insight into the region’s culture. Found on the cliffsides of a valley nestled in the mountain province, which lies 275mk north of Manila, this traditional way of burying people (which is no longer used) is only found in a handful of places in the world. To get there requires some dedication. The journey involves a 12-hour bus ride from the capital, the last few hours through dramatic winding mountains passes and unsealed roads.