Hmong Funerals

Northern Vietnam

 

For the Hmong minority in Vietnam, death is a highly important event together with the funeral ritual. In Hmong culture, the soul of the dead person is believed to return to his birthplace prior to travel to the afterlife to meet his ancestors and get reincarnated. The goal of the funeral ritual is to guide the soul of the deceased to the spirit world.

Read the full story here: TRAVEL TO THE AFTERLIFE, OR HMONG FUNERALS IN VIETNAM

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