THE MERRIEST CEMETERY

This colorful collection of markers denote the final resting place of many of the residents of Sepintsa, Romania and, due to its rainbow barrage of hand-carved grave markers, has become known as "Merry Cemetery."

The tradition began in the 1930's when a 14 year-old boy named John Petrish Stan began carving and painting the unusual markers. Petrish continued until his death in 1977, but passed his skills to an apprentice who continues to make the cemetery merry.

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