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Nov. 5, 2020

Episode 5 - Burial Customs and Cemetery Traditions

Episode 5 - Burial Customs and Cemetery Traditions

Did you know that to be buried facing West is symbolic for facing freedom? When is it appropriate to cry for a deceased loved one in Irish tradition? What does it mean when stones and coins are left on gravesites? Find out the answers to these questions along with Jennie and Dianne as they explore ordinary, extraordinary burial customs and cemetery traditions throughout America and the world on this week's episode of the Ordinary, Extraordinary Cemetery.

🕰️ sources for this episode include: 

Keister, Douglas. Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography. Gibbs Smith, 2004.

"African Burial Ground." 5 June 2020, Accessed 1 Nov. 2020.

" Cemetery Traditions." Accessed 1 Nov. 2020.

"Irish Wake Funeral Service Rituals ." Accessed 1 Nov. 2020.

" African American Funeral Service Rituals." Accessed 1 Nov. 2020.

McCrae, John. "In Flanders Fields." Accessed 1 Nov. 2020.