March 14, 2011
Although the influence of European missionaries has altered the ancient customs of Hawaii, the practices of old ways still exists in some places today. Many of the funeral rituals have been preserved in part, due to the strong belief that the spirits of the departed remain to watch over the living. This thread that connects the present to the past, life to the afterlife, can be a balm to ease the loss of loved ones and important authority figures.
Read the full article at Deathcare.com