Goodbye, again: Vietnam's reburials send souls on final journey

By AFP   January 31, 2019 | 04:26 pm GMT+7
The ceremony is one of Vietnam's most sacred death rituals, an ancient custom usually carried out before the Tet Lunar New Year, which falls in early February this year, as the final act in life's journey.
Vietnamese bone-cleaner arrange the recovered and cleansed remains of a woman in a new casket during a reburial ceremony at a cemetery in Nam Dinh Province on December 18, 2018. Photo by AFP/Nhac Nguyen

Vietnamese bone-cleaner arrange the recovered and cleansed remains of a woman in a new casket during a reburial ceremony at a cemetery in Nam Dinh Province on December 18, 2018. Photo by AFP/Nhac Nguyen

Vietnamese bone-cleaners clean the recovered skull and bones of late Nguyen Van Thang during a reburial ceremony at a cemetery on the outskirts of Hanoi on December 16, 2018. Photo by AFP/Nhac Nguyen

Vietnamese bone-cleaners clean the recovered skull and bones of late Nguyen Van Thang during a reburial ceremony at a cemetery on the outskirts of Hanoi on December 16, 2018. Photo by AFP/Nhac Nguyen

 
 
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