Campaign of the Month: June 2012
Also known in some places as Ancestor’s Day, this is a day of remembrance of and to honor those family members who have passed. Many non-religious or non-Maalites observe this day. It is a day of reflection and prayer, sometimes keening for those lost. In most cases, there is a feast to honor the dead relatives, and place settings for the recently departed can be found at the table, usually at the head position, a position of honor. The pious of Maal include a vigil to the courts, complete with prayers to Maal for the peaceful rest of the ancestor. Note that in many cultures, only the male ancestor is honored, hence the title patriarch day.