Dining with the dead

Charles Cowling

 

In many Western countries graveyards are seen as sinister or even frightening but not so in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.

As with other eastern Orthodox countries, it is common for Georgians to honour their deceased relatives by taking food and wine to cemeteries, and having feasts beside the graves.

Although practised thoughout the year, Orthodox Easter is one of the busiest times for the tradition.

BBC News Magazine online.

Is this the sort of commemorative practice that could translate to Britain? 

 

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