By: Davis Ellwanger
Because of the large Christian and Islamic population of the country they believe after death you either go to heaven or hell. However, only burials happen in Djibouti you can't be cremated, it isn't illegal there just are zero cremation facilities. Because of the extreme heat in Djibouti the body must immediately be sent to the coroner (which they only have one of). Djibouti has what we would think of as a "traditional" funeral ceremony they have a visitation/viewing, followed by a formal funeral service, and then the body is transported to the cemetery by hearse. Speaking occurs during the service, usually led by a pastor with few select friends, and/or family giving remarks about how great of a person they were. In Djibouti they also wear black to funerals in order to mourn the deceased.