8 Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies

Tuesday, November 4th 2014. | Cultures


Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies present the ideas about the traditional ceremonies conducted by the aboriginal people. The ritual or ceremonies are very important for them since they are part of the culture and custom. They practice the ceremonies for various purposes. Find out more facts about the aboriginal ceremonies by reading the following post below:

Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies 1: the burial practice

The burial practice for the aboriginal people is very unique. Actually the practice is very different throughout Australia. There are two stages of burial practice in Northern Australia.

Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies 2: the first stage of burial practice

The first practice is conducted by laying the dead body on a wooden platform. Then they people will cover it using branches and leaves.  It will be left in a wooden platform for several weeks until the bones are separated from the muscles and flesh. The aboriginal people will collect the bones and paint them in red ocre. The bones are used in various ways based on the culture.

Aboriginal Ceremonies Facts

Aboriginal Ceremonies Facts

Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies 3: the second stage

Sometimes the burial practice also involves the second stage. After the people gather the bones, they have them placed inside a large hollow log. Or they can be left in a bush land.

Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies 4: Burbung

Burbung  is ceremony for the young boy. The main purpose is to mark the initiation of young boy into his adulthood. Burbung was derived from the Darkingjung language. It is also called as Bora ceremony.

Aboriginal Ceremonies Pic

Aboriginal Ceremonies Pic

Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies 5: practice of Burbung

The practice of burbung is conducted happily because the aboriginal people will share stories, sing sacred songs, dance and involve traditional lore. The ceremony will take few weeks.  The burbung ceremony is marked with the removal of a pat of finger, a tooth, scarification or circumcision.

Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies 6: gathering

When there is a ceremony, the clans are expected to come together and participate in the ceremony. If you want to know dreamtime ceremony, check out facts about aboriginal dreamtime here.

Aboriginal Ceremonies

Aboriginal Ceremonies

Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies 7: Smoking ceremony

Smoking ceremony is one of the famous indigenous ceremonies in the world.  The main purpose is to eliminate the bad spirit. The aboriginal people will collect native plants and use them to generate smokes. Get more facts about aboriginal history here.

Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies 8: Corroboree

Corroboree is the ceremonial meeting of Australian aboriginal people. It reflects the dreamtime value that you can see on their dance, costume and music. This event was very sacred for the aboriginal people. Therefore, we cannot witness or even participate in the event.

Aboriginal Ceremonies Pictures

Aboriginal Ceremonies Pictures

 

Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies

Facts about Aboriginal Ceremonies

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