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CUSTOM PERTAINING TO THE DEATH OF A NEIGHBOR

WHEN A PERSON DIES, ALL THE FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND
NEIGHBORS OF THE VILLAGE MUST STOP EVERY KIND OF WORK,
EXCEPT WHAT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY, FOR A PERIOD OF
THREE DAYS.
THIS CUSTOM IS PROPER TO THE BATOORO TRIBE OF ABOUT
100,000 PEOPLE IN UGANDA. DUE TO THE IMPRACTICALITY,
THE CUSTOM OF HAVING ALL THE VILLAGERS STOP THEIR WORK
IS DYING OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; UGANDA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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