Wednesday, January 21, 2009

High Chief's Funeral

We'd been here a week and were already attending our first major funeral. We were having some Tonga flashbacks for sure. Thankfully, the funerals here are MUCH more casual and...no need to wear all black clothing for months! Yay!

This funeral was at the Bai (or community center). We basically sat outside under the trees for an hour or two with a bunch of other Palauans who'd come in from Koror for the event, then we were each given a clear bag with a to-go box of food and several other small containers of food in it, and that was the end of the funeral. It felt a little odd.


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