Create A Great Funeral Day takes place on October 30th every year. The holiday will seem unusual, but it does not carry negativity. There is nothing wrong with planning things that will have to be done in connection with the death of loved ones. During this period, you need to prepare emotionally. Today it is necessary to tell the family about personal wishes. Death is a natural process: talking cannot be tabooed.
The date originates from a situation that happened with Stephanie West Allen. Her husband died abruptly in 1988. This became a real trauma for the woman: she did not know where to go, what to do in order to organize a decent funeral. The event made me depressed. After a while, she got married and watched her current husband, confused by the death of his mother. He could not get together in any way to send a loved one on his last journey.
Then Stephanie understood for sure: people need a day on which they can learn about sad procedures. It would be useful if people gave some instructions in case of their death, so that on a mournful day they would act according to a given plan. The idea of the holiday was supported and registered in October.
- in Rome, noble people were buried in a special way: first, the body was prepared by slaves, along the way calling him by name. Then the body was left in the courtyard for a week, then buried with honors.
- Frederic Bohr, an American chemist and inventor, died in 2008. He was known for creating packaging for Pringles chips. Before his death, he bequeathed to his relatives that he be buried in this bank. Relatives kept their word.
- in some parts of China, when a virgin man dies, a girl is placed in his coffin. The body is dug up by grave robbers. It costs a lot of money.
How to celebrate
Do not be afraid to talk about death – explain to relatives why the topic is important. Give examples and stories from your life. Visualize your funeral and talk about the idea. Remember that no amount of preparation can take away the pain of loss, but it will lessen the fear.
When is Create a Great Funeral Day celebrated in 2022?
Create a Great Funeral Day is observed on October 30 each year.