Bali is renowned for its cremation ceremonies, as part of their Hindu religion. The challenge is these ceremonies are very expensive. As a solution, many villages have mass cremation ceremonies every five or so years. During the waiting period, between death and cremation, the body is temporarily buried in a shallow grave cemetery. This burial takes place the day after the person has died in an intimate family setting. I had the privilege of being invited to the burial ceremony of a family member of a Balinese friend.