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Re: hakka: Hakka carries bones ?
> Guys, one of the ancient custom of Hakka people was to carry the
> bones of their ancestors when they settle down in new found places.
> Thus after a certain years passed by, the bones in the grave were collected
> and put in a pot and sealed. When it is time to move, the bones of the
> ancestors can be carried easily.
> I wonder if other ethnic group such as Catonese or Fukienese also had
> such practice in the ancient time ?
Archaeologists have found evidences of the practice of "second burial" in a
number of neolithic sites in Northern China. So it is actually a very ancient
custom. It looks like we Hakka people is one of the groups that preserve this.
> PS: Lets spend more time talk about food, clothing, festivals,
> and Hakka custom than if Hakka were actually the fifth son or the
> 3rd son of Adam.
I definitely agree.