Ancestor veneration
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23 / M / AZ
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Posted 9/17/14 , edited 9/17/14
Cultures all over the world honor their ancestors through different rites and customs. Do you honor your ancestors in any way?
Some Japanese have a butsudan in their homes which is a shrine to honor their ancestors.
They pop up from time to time in anime.


Posted 9/17/14
No not a butsudan or anything, but I honor their legacy by having one of their names and carrying on the family name how they'd want.
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We have a photo of my grandfather on display in the living room. We visit his grave on occasions. But on his death, after the funeral (or before, I don't remember) we had food offerings and burning incenses on a simple table. Then we burned fake money in the backyard.
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Posted 9/17/14
My family has a butsudan.
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Posted 9/17/14
No.
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Posted 9/17/14
I don't know most of my ancestors, but I do know where they came from. And I do know a few of my precious relatives also followed and lived by Joseph Stalin. I dunno if I'd technically give thanks to them, but I guess I wouldn't be here if they weren't alive.
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I grew up with some shinto/buddhist practices, but I don't really believe in it. I'll occasionally clean up around family grave, but that's about it.
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Posted 9/18/14
I don't even know my ancestors.
Posted 9/18/14
Día de Muertos and used to visits family members graves and clean up and place flowers say a quick prayer but I am states away now so not able to do that.
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Posted 9/18/14
we light up incense and bow three times as a sign of respect for the dead. we also lay out food with chopsticks sticking out of a bowl of rice, and a pack of their favorite food. my grandparents were Buddhists, which is why we follow the tradition.
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Posted 9/18/14 , edited 9/19/14
I don't believe in anything like that. I guess I treat dead people the same way as I treat living ones, on an individual basis.
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23 / M / AZ
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Posted 9/18/14
It's interesting to read these responses.
My family is Mexican and we offer food to our ancestors on November 1 and 2.
Every state in Mexico has a different way of making the offering.

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Posted 9/18/14
No ancestral veneration for me. Unless they were particularly skilled or had an abundance of some quality you admire, they were just people who lived long enough to bang. That's not an accomplishment.
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