Bring out your dead: Indonesia’s weird ‘Cleaning of the Corpses’ festival as skeletons are dug up, dressed and paraded in streets

That’s just wrong!

  • Exile1981

    Don’t show my kids this or one will be trying to dig up great grandma for show and tell at school.

  • Alain

    Think I’ll take a pass on this custom, although we are importing far worse foreign customs.

  • Clink9

    That’s taking Weekend At Bernie’s a bit too far.

  • truthdareisay

    Any dancing with the skeletons? Like the Viennese Waltz? Good Lord!

  • ntt1

    This custom is only about 100 years old so they have yet to deal with major decay and degradation. I guess they just bailing wire old uncle jack together but what about the fiddly bits like fingers and toe bones?

    • Clink9

      I find the PL 200 works well for those.

      • ntt1

        Maybe they need paper booties and mittens to keep things organized.

  • ontario john

    Just when you thought an islamic country could not get any sicker.

  • warrenzoell

    I think I’ll go for a walk.

  • It’s disgusting, but I suspect that Grand Dyke Wynne would find the custom to be a perfectly acceptable piece for our multicultural mosaic.