Category Archives: Law

Sagada Coffin Wall

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.

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The Agony

Estrada’spainting of a dying mother is called the agony

Life and death

The ancient Mexican Indian concept of duality is seen in these life-death stutuettes.

Mictantecuhtli

the lord of the dead, was also the custodian (takes care of) of the bones of all past human generations.

Day of the Dead

is a mexican holiday and takes place on the 1st and 2 nd november in connection with the catholic all saints day (1st nov) and all souls day (2nd nov) The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. tradition includes building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.