Funeral Service Journal (UK)
Today’s funerals are much more likely to be a celebration of life than a mournful occasion, according to a new report.
Funeral historian Dr Julian Litten has backed the findings: “The splendour and ceremony once favoured by the Victorians is returning, but with a modern twist,” he said. “High profile funerals, such as that of Princess Diana and, more recently, of Jade Goody, have encouraged people to adopt a fresh approach.” He expects contemporary funerals to overtake the more traditional sombre events within the next 10 years.
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