Saturday, November 20, 2010
African Funeral Traditions, culture and values.
My Mother passed away last Wednesday to Cancer in Ghana. There are certain rites to be performed culturally for her home coming. As her only daughter, there are certain rites within our culture that; only I can do for her before her burial. I pray for strength and God to guide me and give me wisdom to go through it all. Colors for funerals in Kumasi are typically red, black and brown. I cannot wear any other colors besides these, without suffering any major consequences from family and friends. Colors are very serious in our African Funeral Traditions. May She rest in Peace.