Festival celebrates the people of Madagascar Vamadyhana which the participantsdance with the dead!
Is called the festival also the name of celebration, "move bones" and is held once every seven years, and when practiced ritual strange, as they are open graves of family andexhumation and re-wrapped in a shroud of a new dance with them in an atmosphere ofloud music, as is the slaughter of sacrificial animals and distributing meat to the guests .
The purpose of a ceremony like this is according to the website "The Cypher NahmaasReport," to teach children the importance of communication with their ancestors, on the day they appear large families over the interdependence of its members and their love for each other.
According to the newspaper "Norte", and return the traditions of the festival until after the seventeenth century, and in these days is to prepare for it too expensive, since like any other wedding or other ceremony to be prepared Banquet large enough for all guestsand buy new clothes for the living and dead.
As for poor families that do not have family graves, they spare no money for several years to be able to build the cemetery and then hold the festival and the celebration oftheir dead.
After three days of noisy celebration of families preparing to return the bodies to theplace where they very carefully in the correct bodies and then put them in the hope ofmeeting in the near future.