Famadihana

Best season to see Famadihana is August, september and october. Famadihana is a “turning over the bones” consisting in wrapping again the dead with new sheets. Mainly silk sheets. It’s very important traditional family event. Depending on each family, the Malagasy celebrate this event between once a year and once in ten years,with a party that can last three days during which some families spend their whole savings. During Famadihana, most families have little parade along the street( to show to the dead what has happened in the meantime), where they carry the dead body along, often accompanied by a brass hand.

Did you hear about the hunger crisis?

The world hunger crisis is all over the news few last months ago. In just tree years, the price of staple food like wheat, corn, and rice has almost doubled. If we don’t do something soon, hundreds of thousands of people face starvation and a hundred million more could fall into extreme poverty.

THE SEA ARE NOT ENDLESS

An old African proverb says” Water may flow in a thousand chanels, but it all returns to the sea” Pollution brought by rivers into the sea, waste and effluent discharges in costal areas, and oil pollution offshore are pitting tremendious pressure on the oceans and, consequenently, on marine life.

Our oceans are teeming with life. For centeries we thought that their vastness provided an inexhaustible food supply. Not quite so. Today, around 76% of the word’s fishing stocks are fully exploited or overfished. Many fish stocks are being depleted byond their regeneration capacity, wich means that we are fishing at a faster rate than they are breeding.