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Commemoration Rituals

Commemoration Rituals
by Ahsanul Haque Nayem

About two thousand people form lines as they mourn the death of a local man. This ancient Muslim tradition sees relatives and locals gather to mourn the deceased person 40 days after the passing. The main purpose of the ceremony is to pray for the dead person to ensure he will prosper in the afterlife. After praying, the mourners eat together and normally have potato curry with beef or goat meat.