One's cultural identity often pave the way for grief norms.
Cultural rituals often include death and grief traditions, which are consistent ways to support the mourners and pave the path for community support.
Taken from the attached article, here are some examples of how grief aligns with religious and cultural beliefs ~
Christianity: Scripture offers support, guidance, and comfort for the bereaved, while reminding them that they will see their loved one in the afterlife.
Judaism: Specific grief rituals are offered as guidance to honor the deceased and to find comfort in the Jewish tradition, in addition to, providing expected modes of conduct in the first year of grief.
North America: "Most Americans find it uncomfortable and taboo to openly talk about grief, leaving bereaved to mourn their losses privately".
Mexico: Grief traditions involve openly grieving and honoring the death and paying last respects to the deceased and the deceased's family"
Exploring differently religious and cultural expressions of death and grief may be helpful in finding what aligns with your soul and what brings you more comfort. What traditions, rituals, or beliefs feel true to you?