Honour Thy Dead

How Have You Paid Tribute to Loved Ones?

There is a regional holiday, called Kartha Vavu, where you are supposed to honour your relatives who have died. Other than the religious shit that usually accompanies this day, the sentiments is what mostly matters. They make an offering of the food that the relative loved the best and, in some families, even alcohol.

I remember a few times in my grandma’s home and after their prayers, we had lots of big fish fry and beef and chicken because that’s what our deceased relative loved. Since those days I have lost a few people in my family. I honour them, without any useless prayers or rituals, by saying a toast when I drink rum or vodka and by watching a movie I know they loved.

Or even wrestling!

Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times

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