The central highlands’ inhabitants are famed for their tradition called Famadihana. Scientists, sociologists and writers have been providing various definitions for this phenomenon.
It is being described as an “exhumation”, and as a “process aiming at turning bodies around”. However, scientists studying the Malagasy culture finally agreed on the fact that no foreign expression was able to describe the tradition properly.
It is actually an opportunity to give honor to their own families’ dead. The Malagasy tradition is holding the dead as being granted a superior rank, as being closer to Zanahary, the almighty Father, than the living. The Famadihana is an occasion to rejoice in family, indeed in rural regions.
The Famadihana period is a cause for increasing travels on July throughout the central highlands, and consequently an occasion to rise suburban transportation’s ticket prices
The Tourism Office seated in Antananarivo city also offers treks and visits of the villages of Akamasoa, its brand new type of product. Visitors get the opportunity to discover Father Pedros running charity projects live. Far beyond unusually petty houses and walks over the hill, a taste of a developing humanitarian rescue plan is awaiting. God helps those who help their own selves, does he not? "In Akamasoa, we have given the evidence that faith, passion, goal and will are pledges for solutions to whatever problem comes forth!" Father Pedro dixit.[See]
La forêt des Sept lacs se trouve à l’Est du plateau calcaire Mahafaly, l’un des derniers grands blocs de forêts primaires que compte l’île et qui s’étend sur près de 12500 km² de superficie dans la partie Sud-ouest de Madagascar.[See]
The Mahajanga province is by rights allowed to boast its "City of Flowers" now progressively recovery its past dazzle. Still, its locations filled with major historical memory are definitely neither the last nor the least of its curiosities, which are not worth the call in.[See]
The name of Mantasoa went down in history first as the place which hosted one of the island's first industrial facilities founded by a certain Jean Laborde, Frenchman and friend to the Kingdom of Madagascar.[See]