When is "Create A Great Funeral Day"?
October 30 is Create A Great Funeral Day.
What is this Holiday for?
To remind people of all the many benefits of planning your own end-of-life event.
Origin of this holiday
Stephanie West Allen Shares Passion for Funeral Planning.
She registered it as an official holiday nearly a decade ago to remind people of all the many benefits of planning your own end-of-life event."
What a weird holiday!!
As you know most holidays are uplifting, exciting and fun. We have to say that this holiday is the first we've ever ran across that was a bit on the depressing and weird side of what we normally know as a holiday. Not everyone welcomes the idea of planning your own funeral.
What type of holiday is this?
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and talk with us about the holidays.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.
Definition of a funeral
A funeral is a ceremony marking a person's death. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from the funeral itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor. These customs vary widely between cultures, and between religious affiliations within cultures. In some cultures the dead are venerated; this is commonly called ancestor worship. The word funeral comes from the Latin funus, which had a variety of meanings, including the corpse and the funerary rites themselves.
Funeral rites are as old as the human culture itself, predating modern homo sapiens, to at least 300,000 years ago. For example, in the Shanidar cave in Iraq, in Pontnewydd Cave in Wales and other sites across Europe and the Near East, Neanderthal skeletons have been discovered with a characteristic layer of pollen, which suggests that Neanderthals buried the dead with gifts of flowers. This has been interpreted as suggesting that Neanderthals believed in an afterlife.
For more information about funeral around the world visit:
A Funeral Home in North Syracuse, New York was the first funeral home to offer and broadcast a visitation and funeral "live" on the Internet. A Funeral Director at the Home said "It's not new technology, just a new application." The use of a web-camera allows relatives who could not otherwise attend services to do so from any computer. Family members and friends separated by distance, weather or circumstance can now become part of the support network by being connected electronically to the ceremonies.
Other October 30 holidays around the world
October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining until the end of the year.
- Calendar of Saints - October 30th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Alonso Rodríguez, St. Artemas, St. Herbert, St. Marcellus the Centurion, St. Saturninus, St. Serapion-
- International Orthopaedic Nurses Day.
- Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions in post-Soviet states