Funeral traditions are as old as human culture itself, predating modern Homo sapiens, to at least 300,000 years ago. In it’s simplest form, a funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, respecting, sanctifying, and remembering the life of a person who has died. Historically, the word ‘funeral’ comes from the Latin ‘funus’, which had a plethora of meanings.
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We’ve used our years of experience to create this guide to contemporary British Funeral Customs which we hope you’ll find helpful.