Funeral rites are as old as human culture itself, predating modern Homo sapiens, to at least 300,000 years ago. A funeral is simply a ceremony for celebrating, respecting, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. The word funeral comes from the Latin funus, which had a variety of meanings.
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This is our guide to contemporary British Funeral Customs which we hope you’ll find helpful.