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A dead person's body is buried as a way of treating it with reverence and showing last respect. The human body is considered sacred and holy and cannot be tossed away. More »

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While it's not the same type of burial humans hold for one another, some chimpanzees and elephants have been known to put leaves and branches over members of their groups that have passed. Mourning has also been observed... More »

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The common phrase "six feet under" is traced back to England in 1665, when an outbreak of the plague led the mayor of London to enact a law requiring all graves to be at least six feet deep in an attempt to limit the spr... More »

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In demonstration of humble submission and respect, people in Iran practice "taarof" while residents of the Philippines often show "pagmamano" as a sign of respect to elders. Filipino culture also has an interesting tradi... More »

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Individuals can show respect to cultures different than their own by educating themselves about the culture's ideals, opening their mind to new ideas and taking part in activities that are meaningful in the people's live... More »

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The clothing worn for Day of the Dead celebrations varies by region, but people generally dress up in fine clothing and often paint their faces in bright colors. Many people wear colorful skull masks. More »

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Entertainment is important as it brings people together and is a good way for the entire family to bond. It diverts people’s attention from their demanding lives and amuses them in their leisure time. Usually, entertainm... More »

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