Burial Ceremonies

In present day Edo State in Nigeria, burial ceremonies are largely carried out according to Western practices. When a member of the family dies, they are either buried or cremated and a wake keeping ceremony follows. The variations are:

  Islamic burial, the deceased is wrapped in white clothes and buried on the same day. The Christians may embalm and lie in state for a number of days for others to pay their last respect.

  The sharing of deceased property is standard, the will is read or where there is no will, this is divided among the children in seniority order.



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