After the prayer, people usually flocked to the mass graves to pray for the families and victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Aceh, December 26, 2004.
This terrible disaster had left deep wounds for victims’ families, and continues to imprint in the memory. The crowded of people who visit mass graves, a scene which is only visible just before Ramadan and Ied Fitri.
One of the many mass graves that are visited by citizens of Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar is a mass grave in Siron Village Blang Bintang.
One of visitor, Huda said “visit to mass graves become his habit after tsunami hit Aceh in 2004, where in that disaster, he lost his wife and 3 children”, he said.
Huda admitted he chose this mass grave in Siron because he believes that his families were buried here.
The same thing also conveyed Rosma, habit to visit this mass grave is done in the Ied and the festivity. Rosma said beside mass grave in Siron she visit mass grave in Ulee Lheue in Banda Aceh as well, to pray for tsunami victims and her families.