Many light a candle and make a prayer. In Taiwan, people go far beyond to homage the dead. Striptease dancers are often hired to “dance” in honor of the deceased.
With their minimal and sexy clothes, they present themselves in front of adults, seniors and children. Everything in a “respectful” environment.
According to an AFP report, the presence of erotic dancers in religious festivals have become increasingly common in the eastern country. Women display their bodies, among other things, to calm the wandering souls.
In 2011, the anthropologist Marc L. Moskowitz made a documentary about the practice, under the title “Dancing for the Dead: Funeral Strippers in Taiwan.”