Quick update…Ghanaian TV is very interesting. I found that they have CNN, but this morning it had turned into a different channel. A workout channel complete with the Insanity workout so I figured when in Rome..and proceeded to do the workout in my hotel room.
I just learned some very interesting information on Ghanaian funerals. As we learned before, funerals are huge social events to celebrate the person’s life. They often last four days where the first day is mourning followed by days of dancing, singing, and partying. Well…there’s more…. Bodies are often left in the Morgue for nine months while they plan the funeral(it takes time to plan such a huge event:). Also, some families hire “professional criers.” These people, as you might guess, are hired to cry at funerals so that the person appears more valued to the funeral visitors. They also have personalized coffins. For example, a shoemaker’s coffin is a giant shoe ,a fishermen’s is a giant fish, and a teacher a giant pencil. Leave this as my living will…..I want a Ghanaian funeral. What do you think, should a funeral be a celebration of one’s life or an event of mourning?
Be sure to see yesterday’s post!