6 Weird and Wonderful Indonesian Traditions

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The culture in Indonesia really has it all: the beauty, the uniqueness, and the weird. As the nation develops with modernization, there are many tribes in Indonesia that still carry ancient rituals and traditions. These rituals are not only unique and reflect the identity of the tribe, but also eerily weird.

1. Ma’nene, Sulawesi

The Toraja tribe from the mountainous region of Tana Toraja in Sulawesi practices a tradition that other nations may find very eerie. Every August, they exhume the bodies of their deceased loved ones to clean, groom, and dressed them in new clothes, then walked around the village. The Torajans believe that by doing this, the spirits of the departed will bless them for their kind gesture.

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