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Laa’l ny Merriu: Day of the Dead

Seomra thiar: Western room: A nook or alcove dedicated to the merriu: dead men, the dead, departed souls, dead of the family. Objects such as old photographs, pipes, jewelry, etc are placed on a shelf or mantlepiece. People face the setting sun, the direction the dead follow in their journey to the Otherworld.

Foillican: Butterflies: are the souls of grandfathers.

Slongan oanluckee: Wreath: is hung on the door of the home after a death and neighbors check on the family for a year and help them with things.

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