Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This little piggy went to market

Actually this little piggy weighs about 185-200 pounds and he isn't going to market.  He is on  his way to a funeral.  He also might appear to be dead but he isn't--yet.  When he gets to the site of the funeral he will receive a sharp knife to the heart get his throat cut in a most humane manner.  He will then become a the main course for dinner.  It is tradition on Pohnpei to roast a pig underground for the funeral dinner.
Along with the pig these men are carrying the yams and the round, green breadfruit to compliment the roasted pork.
 Entire villages turn out for the funeral and the celebration can last for up to ten days.

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