"Xhosa beliefs" Cape Town Local Custom Tip by Jenniflower

Cape Town Local Customs: 53 reviews and 49 photos

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by Jenniflower

Xhosas are traditionally ancestral worshippers, placing high regard upon their ancestors. Nowadays there is a mix between an acknowledgement of God and ancestor.

The whole concept of death and burial has complex beliefs and rituals, and a funeral may last for days - believe you me, I know all about it... I had staff gone for days on compassionate leave. With AIDS being at crisis point now, most funerals are somehow AIDS related.

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  • Updated Apr 19, 2006
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