Dressing the Graves is a unique and very moving ceremony to honour and reflect upon our ancestors buried in the cemeteries of the Copper Coast. Family nominate an ancestor and during the ceremony, a story of that ancestor’s life is read out, and flowers, prepared by local school children, are placed on the grave by the nominator or a relative. About eight ancestors are selected per cemetery. Each Festival, a different theme is devised and for 2021, to commemorate the Centenary of the RAAF, the theme will be RAAF.
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