An Anthropological Study of Death and Funeral Ceremony with focus in Gilan Province


Department of Anthropology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


A rite of passage is a ritual event that marks a person's transition from one status to another, including birth, coming-of-age, marriage and death. One of the rite of passage is funeral and its Rituals .A funeral is a ceremony for honoring, respecting, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from interment itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor. The main purpose in this paper is to investigate the aspects of funeral and its Ceremony and Rituals with the focus in Gilan Province by anthropology view. The method in this paper is quality and tools of data collection are library and field research methods have been used. It is mention in the theoretical framework the present research for its analysis of data, is based on functionalism.