By mbateman on Nov 4, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
It seems to be time for a new issue! This time, we’re discussing the idea of “remembrance.”
Whether for the living or dead, the idea of honoring and remembering family and friends is a key aspect of many cultures.
Take a moment to learn about how each of our contributors view remembrance, and let us know [...]
By namr on Nov 4, 2012 in Egypt | Comments Off
When evaluating traditions and rituals surrounding death, my inner philosophy nerd first wants to identify what life itself means to my culture. Since the vast majority of Egyptians are Muslim, I will highlight the Islamic meaning of life and how that is reflected in our forms of remembrance.
By rmaeda on Nov 4, 2012 in Japan | Comments Off
Hi all! How are you doing?
This topic is Remembrance: How do you think of the dead?
I would like to talk about traditional Japanese rites and holidays that take place to honor the memory of deceased relatives and ancestors.
By hernandm on Nov 4, 2012 in France | Comments Off
Often considered synonymous with the first of November, “la Toussaint” is in fact a two-day celebration of two related holidays. The name is an abbreviation of la fête de Toussaint (Toussaint’s holiday). The word Toussaint is a contraction of tous (all) and saint.
By gbustos on Nov 4, 2012 in Argentina | Comments Off
After taking a close look into the current crave for remembrance rituals, traditions, and ceremonies, I began to wonder how much importance people give to those who leave this world having strived all their lives for the high ideals of sovereignty, justice and freedom. I came to the conclusion that a good way to make [...]
By ieberz on Nov 4, 2012 in Germany | Comments Off
In this entry, I will write about the All Saints Day in Germany. I have to admit that I’m not really well connected to this topic because I’m not deeply religious but I will try to explain it anyway.
By wzhang on Nov 4, 2012 in China | Comments Off
There are a lot of memorial and remembrance traditions to follow in China. Different regions and different nationalities in China have their own customs. Losing relatives or friends is a very big thing in China. From the date we lose the person, we honor them in different ways.
By imiranda on Nov 3, 2012 in Bolivia | Comments Off
The day of the dead also called “Todos Santos” (All Saints Day) is a traditional Catholic holiday celebrated on November 1st of every year throughout the world. On this holiday, most Bolivians visit cemeteries to honor the dead.
By dgutsche on Nov 3, 2012 in Germany | Comments Off
Death, in general, is a very challenging topic and it is to a great extent not touched upon in German public. Indeed, many people wouldn’t talk about it. I could imagine that Americans and Germans are quite similar in their approach to death as our societies have a great deal in common.