Is it proper to wear pink to a funeral?
People need to dress in such a way that respects the dead person and his or her family. Another point of view: These days it is much more acceptable for people to wear more colorful clothing to a funeral, just as people are now wearing jeans to church. While I wouldn't wear anything that isn't appropriately modest for the occasion, and although I personally prefer to wear darker, more conservative clothing to funerals, I wouldn't think less of a person who wore pink to one. It's just a matter of personal preference. A Third Point of View: To wear pink, or any other pastel or bright color - the colors of rejoicing - to a funeral would be an effective way to communicate to those present that you are delighted at the death of their loved one. It would be hard to imagine anything in worse taste. MY opinion: -if you want to impress someone you have to think in two ways: 1. black and conservative or 2. trendy and stylish so wear a black sexy dress and add your own touches such as add a cardigain or a cute dark belt that way to a stylish and not wearing pink
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Some basic rules for funeral etiquette: . Most important is to show up, it shows you care. . Be dressed properly, suit, dark colors, this isn't a party. . Proper demeanor. Again, this isn't a party. Voice low, don't monopolize the bereaved.
For men, a dark suit, nice shoes (not sneakers, leather preferably) and a plain tie, preferably dark colored. For women, a dark dress, not too tight and not short, high heels if you can use them, nylons, and some churches request that women wear a hat or scarf. For both men and women, remember …that it's SUPPOSED to be about the deceased; you shouldn't be wearing something that draws attention to you, you shouldn't be trying to impress anyone with how hot you can look. ( Full Answer )
1. Dress-code. In Hindu tradition one dresses down for a funeral.The traditional colour of mourning is white so one should attend acremation dressed in simple white clothes - the close femalerelatives should have their hair loose - not tied back. 2. Impurity. Everything associated with death and dyi…ng is rituallypolluting therefore one should if possible wash one's hands andfeet and sprinkle water on one's head before leaving the cemetery.One should have a shower immediately upon returning home and theclothes that were worn to the cremation are immediately washed. 3. No food or drink is consumed until the post cremation bathinghas taken place. 4. Those attending a Hindu funeral should not bring flowers oranything else with them - one comes empty-handed. 5. One should not exchange greetings with the official mourners,one can nod in sympathy, hug or touch but not ask after theirwellbeing - the least said the better. 6. One bids farewell to the deceased by either offering flowersinto the open coffin or pouring some grains of rice over the mouthof the deceased. 7. The coffin is circumambulated in an anti-clockwise direction 8. If one is younger than the deceased then one should prostrate. 9. After the cremation one usually goes to either the bank of ariver or the sea-shore and sits in silence for a while before goinghome. ( Full Answer )
Answer Absolutely, as long as the parents respected and supported the child's choice to enter. If the parents were against the child's entry into the service, it is highly innapropriate. Answer I don't see why not. Maybe that person is extremely proud of his or her uniform and they are hoping tha…t their parent has gone to heaven and can see them in their uniform. We really never know what's going on in a child's head, give them a bit of space and don't pick on them for what they decided to wear. They lost a parent or parents and it's not right for someone to question what they chose to wear. Instead of questioning them, why not try being there for them as they are going to need lots of love and understanding. Further point It may vary from culture to culture. In Britain military uniform is acceptable just about anywhere for any occasion. Further Further Point The child may not have any other formal clothing for such an occasion and really the child is perhaps doing what they think would most honor their parent's memory. If the Child has not yet graduated from basic training they may be required to wear that particular uniform. ( Full Answer )
At a Sikh funeral, after cremation, guests are to return to thefamily's home. Prayers are read and hymns are sung. Neighbors andfriends are expected to prepare a meal for the family of the Sikhand afterwards, everyone is expected to bathe, in order to cleansethemselves.
You should wear a black (or gray) skirt and blouse or a dark gray or black dress. For your shoes wear black heels or sandals
There are no rules on what to wear to a funeral but it is customary to dress up in a modest way (no shorts / mini skirts and no sleeveless shirts) Most Jewish people will wear dark colours at a funeral.
Here is an example of a Buddhist ceramony; . A funeral is an opportunity to cement social bonds and to revitalize the Japanese economy through vast expenditures on wall-to-wall lilies and lacquered mortuary tablets. Funeral participants-customers, co-workers or students of family members and member…s of neighborhood associations-often have only tenuous links to the deceased, but they join the ritual to show respect to the family. . Mourners are invited to attend one or both of two events: an evening wake (tsuya) held one or two days after the death, and a funeral held in the late morning or early afternoon of the following day. Funeral attire is strictly prescribed: Men wear black suits, white shirts and black ties. Women don black dresses or dress-jacket ensembles, accessorized by a discreet string of pearls, and black hose, shoes and bag. . No earrings, rhinestones, or exposed navels, please. . For Buddhist rites you'll also need a rosary, a string of 108 beads to hold in your left hand; at Shinto rites you'll be given a leafy sakaki branch to present as an offering to the deceased. . If asked to attend a Buddhist funeral rite, first determine if koden, or monetary gifts, are accepted. . If so, you must prepare a black-beribboned envelope for the money (don't use new bills). The amount will range from 3,000 yen up, depending upon your relationship with the deceased. When you first arrive at the home, temple or funeral home where the funeral will be held, find the appropriate reception area, which may be labeled ``Neighbors, ``Company, or ``Ordinary Public.'' Bow to the receptionist and present your business card with both hands, with the words facing the receiver, or write your name and address in Japanese. . At this time, if appropriate, present the koden. . You will then queue to pray before a black-framed photograph of the deceased. The usual rule here, as with most rituals, is to simply mimic the behavior of the person in front of you. To be safe, the following is a general guide to funeral practice. . When your turn comes, proceed to an incense holder set before the altar. Stop and bow deeply to the mourning family. With your right hand, pick up a pinch of the grainy incense from the receptacle on the right, lift it up to eye level, and deposit it in the metal incense burner beside it. If the funeral is crowded, do this just once; if not, repeat once or twice. . Now gaze upon the photo and bow deeply with the rosary draped over both hands to pray for the repose of the deceased's soul. Finally, bow to the family once more and exit slowly, remembering to also bow before the chief mourners standing at the side. . As you leave, you will be handed a wet cloth to wipe your hands and a small gift, typically something for household use or a gift certificate. . If you wish, you may then sit in attendance as the priest recites Buddhist sutras. After the ceremony's conclusion, you will bow again as the deceased and family members depart for the crematorium in a procession of black cars flanking an ornately lacquered hearse. . As you leave the funeral, you will also receive a tiny package of salt with which to dust your shoulders before crossing your threshold to prevent evil spirits from invading your home. ( Full Answer )
Any dress is acceptable as long as it is decent. The family of the deceased puts on white color clothes.
it depends on the culture and type of the funeral. in Australia you would normally wear black if you are Australian
It depends on your gender. Woman are allowed if not encouraged to cover their heads in a Catholic church and therefore may wear hats or veils appropriate to the occasion. This goes as well for when at the cemetery. Men must remove their hats out of respect to God when in a church and when on hall…owed ground. It is also a common sign of respect to the deceased as well as the others whose bodies are buried in the cemetery. ( Full Answer )
Basically wear a white shirt and can wear a black pants.Need a white cloth(hanker chief)to cover the head. . ANS#2: NOTHING FORMAL IS REQUIRED. .
A white alb with black Geneva gown and a stole in a color appropriate for the liturgical season.
A JW funeral is considered a congregational meeting by JW's. So the dress that we wear to that is no different than any other meeting. We normally wear a suit and tie or dress shirt and tie, dresses or skirts, etc. Some may not own a tie, so a clean presses shirt will sometimes be seen at a meeting.…. Some, who are not JW's attend our funerals, just like there are non-Witnesses that attend other meetings, so there are those who come in casual attire. These ones are not looked down upon, in fact, generally most there will make special effort to make someone who is not dressed as we are, to extend even more consideration and hospitality to these ones, since it is obvious that they are not JW's.. A JW funeral is not to appease the dead person, as it is in some religions, but it is to provide comfort for the friends and family. The important thing is to be there. Nobody will make you feel out of place. ( Full Answer )
Go to Hot Topic and buy anything that has black lace all over it.. Black pantyhose(if yer a chick). Black dress. Black hat thingy. black shoes. black black black. unless you want to be cool and wear like bright pink
For small children the most important consideration should be that it be comfortable to wear. The situation is already strange and uncomfortable enough for them without their clothes adding to the problem. For older children you can think of something more formal; but it doesn't have to be dress sui…ts and ties. Teens will probably want to dress as adults. ( Full Answer )
Buddhism has adapted to different cultures in different places; it did not start out with any particular rituals around death -- since it was an anti-ritual sort of religion. However, different cultures have different customs. If attending a funeral of an American Buddhist you should wear what Ameri…cans wear to funerals. Aside from that, you would be wise to ask a member of the family, the Buddhist group, or a close friend of the deceased for advice. ( Full Answer )
Females should wear a light colored Indian styled suit to a Sikh funeral. (Preferably white) And remember to cover your head! IMPORTANT TRADITION ALL SIKHS MUST COVER THEIR HEAD TO SHOW RESPECT IN THEIR HOLY PLACE.
The Buddha did not prescribe any rules for this, and so it variesfrom country to country. However, it is common for Buddhists towear white clothes to funerals.
You can wear anything that is not flashy or revaling. Maybe cut down on the jewllry and loud lipstick. something very simple
That is a matter of personal choice and circumstances. Most of the witnesses who are there will be wearing typical dress clothes like dress shirts, ties, khakis, or suits, and dresses. But often people who are not witnesses who are coming to the Kingdom Hall for the first time wear their typical str…eet wear. It is not unusual to even see people at a witness funeral in jeans. When the witnesses who are present see someone wearing clothing other than dress clothes, they realize that the person is probably not a witness, and they often try extra hard to make that person feel welcome and comfortable. ( Full Answer )
It is also used in Jewish funerals to go with black clothing. However, this can not have other bright colour or flowers on them, as these indicate happiness. It is best to wear clothing that is simple, and doesn't have much neckline or transparencies. Children, however, may go with everyday clothing…. I repeat, as long as it is simple, but it doesn't necessarily have to be black. This also depends on the level of Orthodoxy or religiousness and whatever your family's customs are, your personal beliefs, and how you decide to take your religion, as Orthodox Jews have a different type of apparel for everyday life. ( Full Answer )
Quiet. Pay attention when someone is speaking . Bow your head when people are praying. Let the person officiating or the funeral directoe guide you, especially in a strange place.
White is associated with spirituality, truth and above all Purity. So, it is somewhat related to all sacred things. Hence all wear white to show respect for the departed on the occasion. Hindus believe that after a person is dead his soul is at peace and is free from all material and worldly des…ires. So to represent this idea Hindus wear white to funerals. BUT, please note that it is not just Hindus that wear White. As part of the common culture in the Indian subcontinent, people from Most Religions wear white to show respect at funerals or other ceremonies. ( Full Answer )
okay basely if you are wearing black you are sending off bad energy to the dead body that is in the room , white sends off good energy , wearing black is against the religion but no one really nows because the stupid Christan people tired to change the Hindu belief
It probably means that they wanted to wear something that looks nice in order to honor the deceased and their family, and that was their choice. The old rules are changing. Look to people's hearts, not to what they wear. It gives better results.
No real reason, but normallyt he costume of Mourning is black- however one wears a white shirt with a Black or even Navy Blue suit jacket- so there is already some contrast. White garments ARE often worn by the deceased, a classic example being Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, who was given a wh…ite funeral. all of the trappings were in white, including the Dress the Queen was buried in. Wilhelmina died in l962 and was buried on either December 7 or 8 th so it is an apropriate question, today being the seventh. ( Full Answer )
depending on where in Africa you go and what culture you going too but most modern African families dress in a western culkture in other words normal clothes this answer will also vary when it comes to different churches you will find that some churches wear a certain unifor but otherwise we dress n…ormally like any other person ( Full Answer )
To be respectful, a girl should wear a black dress. In the winter,she could wear black tights, and a cardigan with it. A guy wouldwear a suit, or if he doesn't have one, dress pants, a collaredshirt, and a tie.
For a guy, a suit coat, white long sleeve shirt and nice pants with dress shoes, a belt and maybe a tie. For a girl, wear a black dress or a white shirt and longer black skirt with nylons, nice shoes (if possible, not heels) and maybe a simple necklace. You will want to a gray/black/white theme… because often colors can look garish and too happy at a funeral.. just very formal lack/white ( Full Answer )
It is always sad to attend the funeral of a baby. The etiquette is the same for a baby's funeral as for an adults. The family may wish to go to the grave site alone and if that is the case the Minister/Priest will announce it at the service.
Ordinary citizens were dressed in a white toga(men) or stola (women). At the funerals of important people the officers of state wore their ceremonial robes.
Any dress uniform would be appropriate. Dress blues are the ones that would be the best. But dress whites are acceptable..
Chinese traditionally wear white clothes at funeral, nowadays they also wear black in such occasions. The color red is for happy events, especially for weddings and other celebrations.. The burial of the dead is a very serious matter in Chinese societies. Improper funeral arrangements can cause bad… fortune upon the family of the deceased. Chinese funeral rites and burial customs are determined by the age, the manner of the death, the status and position in society and the marital status of the deceased. According to Chinese custom, an older person should not show respect to a younger. Thus, if the deceased is a young bachelor his body cannot be brought home but is left in a funeral parlour. His parents cannot offer prayers for their son: being unmarried he has no children to perform these rites either. If a baby or child dies no funeral rites are performed, as respect cannot be shown to a younger person: the child is buried in silence. Preparations for a funeral often begin before death has occurred. When a death occurs in a family all statues of deities in the house are covered with red paper and mirrors removed from sight, as it is believed that one who sees the reflection of a coffin in a mirror will shortly have a death in their own family. A white cloth will be hung across the doorway of the house and a gong placed on the left of the entrance if the deceased is male and right if female. Before being placed in the coffin, the corpse is cleaned with a damp towel, dusted with talcum powder and dressed in their best clothes. The body is completely dressed, including footwear, and cosmetics if female, but it is not dressed in red clothes (as this will cause the corpse to become a ghost): white, black, brown or blue are the usual colours used. Before being placed in the coffin the corpse's face is covered with a yellow cloth and the body with a light blue one. The wake The coffin is placed on its own stand either in the house, if the person has died at home, or in the courtyard outside the house, if the person has died away from home. The coffin is placed with the head of the deceased facing the inside of the house resting about a foot from the ground on two stools, and wreaths, gifts and a portrait or photograph of the deceased are placed at the head of the coffin. The coffin is not sealed during the wake. Food is placed in front of the coffin as an offering to the deceased. The deceased's comb will be broken into halves, one part placed in the coffin, one part retained by the family. During the wake, the family does not wear jewellery or red clothing; red is the colour of happiness. Traditionally, children and grandchildren of the deceased did not cut their hair for forty-nine days after the date of death, but this custom is usually only observed now by the older generations of Chinese. It is customary for blood relatives and daughters-in-law to wail and cry during mourning as a sign of respect and loyalty to the deceased. Wailing is particularly loud if the deceased has left a large fortune. At the wake, the family of the deceased gathers around the coffin, positioned according to their order in the family. Special clothing is worn: children and daughters in law wear black (signifying that they grieve the most), grandchildren blue and great grandchildren light blue. Sons-in-law wear brighter colours such as white, as they are considered outsiders. The children and daughters-in-law also wear a hood of sackcloth over their heads. The eldest son sits at the left shoulder of his parent and the deceased's spouse at the right. Later-arriving relatives must crawl on their knees towards the coffin. An altar, upon which burning incense and a lit white candle are placed, is placed at the foot of the coffin. Joss paper and prayer money, to provide the deceased with sufficient income in the afterlife, are burned continuously throughout the wake. Funeral guests are required to light incense for the deceased and to bow as a sign of respect to the family. There will also be a donation box, as money is always offered as a sign of respect to the family of the deceased: it will also help the family defray the costs of the funeral. During the wake there will usually be seen a group of people gambling in the front courtyard of the deceased's house: the corpse has to be 'guarded' and gambling helps the guards stay awake during their vigil; it also helps to lessen the grief of the participants. The length of the wake depends upon the financial resources of the family, but is at least a day to allow time for prayers to be offered. While the coffin is in the house a monk will chant verses from Buddhist or Taoist scriptures at night. It is believed that the souls of the dead face many obstacles and even torments and torture, for the sins they have committed in life, before they are allowed to take their place in the afterlife: prayers, chanting and rituals offered by the monks help to smooth the passage of the deceased's soul into heaven. These prayers are accompanied by music played on the gong, flute and trumpet. Funeral ceremony When the prayer ceremonies are over the wailing of the mourners reaches a crescendo and the coffin is nailed shut. The sealing represents the separation of the dead from the living. Yellow and white 'holy' papers are pasted on the coffin to protect the body being disturbed by malign spirits. During the sealing of the coffin all present turn away from the coffin, as watching a coffin being sealed is considered very unlucky. The coffin is then carried (with the head of the deceased facing forward) from the house (being a pallbearer is considered to bestow the blessing of the deceased upon the bearer, thus there are usually many volunteers) using a piece of wood tied over the coffin. The coffin is not carried directly to the cemetery but is first placed on the side of the road outside the house, where more prayers are offered and papers scattered. The coffin is placed in a hearse, which moves slowly for a mile, with the eldest son and family members following behind with their heads touching the hearse. If there are many relatives, a white piece of cloth links the hearse to family members behind. Order in the funeral procession follows the order of status in the family. A white piece of cloth is tied to vehicles accompanying the hearse, or a white piece of paper may be pasted on their windshields. The eldest son usually sits next to the coffin. A long, lit joss stick is held throughout the journey, symbolizing the soul of the deceased, and is relit immediately if it goes out. Occasionally paper models of objects such as cars, statues ships etc. are carried with the procession symbolizing the wealth of the deceased's family. If the procession needs to cross water, the deceased must be informed that the cortege is to cross it, as it is believed that if not informed, the soul of the dead will not be able to cross the water. The burial Chinese cemeteries are generally located on hillsides as this is thought to improve the feng shui. The further up the hill the grave is, the better its situation is thought to be. When the procession arrives at the graveside it is taken down from the hearse and, again, all present turn away from the coffin, and also turn away when it is lowered into the grave. Family members and other relatives throw a handful of earth into the grave before it is filled. After the funeral, all clothes worn by the mourners will be burned in order to avoid the bad luck associated with death. After the coffin is buried, the keeper of the cemetery will also offer prayers for the deceased. Family members and relatives are presented with a red packet (a sign of gratitude from the deceased family, and the money contained in it must be spent) and a white towel, also as a sign of gratitude but also for funeral guests to wipe off perspiration. The eldest son of the deceased will retrieve some earth from the grave to be placed in an incense holder, and the family at home using an ancestral tablet will worship the deceased. Mourning Although the funeral rites are now over, the period of mourning by the family continues for a hundred days. A piece of coloured cloth is worn on the sleeve of each of the family members for the hundred days to signify mourning: black by the deceased's children, blue by the grandchildren and green by the great-grandchildren. More traditional families will wear these cloths for up to 3 years. A period of mourning is not expected if children die, and a husband is not compelled to mourn the passing of his wife. The return of the deceased Chinese belief holds that seven days after the death of a family member the soul of the departed will return to their home. A red plaque with suitable inscription may be placed outside the house at this time to ensure the soul does not become lost. On the day of the return of the soul, family members are expected to remain in their rooms. Flour or talcum powder may be dusted on the floor of the entrance hall of the home to detect the visit of the deceased. ( Full Answer )
Last fall I saw the body of a local celebrity, a female Judge- who was laid out in a very formal type of Red Dress, and she had a blonde wighat. It should be noted that various shades of Red were associated with- in the German armed forces color scheme: the Judiciary, Justice officials, Artillery, t…he General Staff. The linkage of Red to warfare and blood is from the planet Mars. I am not sure how it linked up with the judicial arm. ( a Judicial officer would have red piping on his collar tabs, epaulets, etc- rest of the uniform would be field gray,.) I have heard the term Red Mass applied to a religious mass honoring the Legal profession- nothing to do with Communists or communism! there may be some connection to the German Army"s use of Carmine Red for Judicial officials. ( Full Answer )
No, unless it is the funeral for a cowboy or a cowgirl. He or she would more than likely be buried in jeans (with boots ON), so the attendees would not 'out-of-place' in that case.
In some countries, you should. In Sweden, the closest relatives tothe deceased traditionally wear a white tie. That is, children,parents, husband, wife or siblings. Others traditionally wear blacktie.
Egyptians did not wear anything different from everyday wear. They didn't have funerals, either. When someone died, they just took them and buried them away from their village.
because funurals are obviousley a sound and mournful time and black alone can be a very sad color because of how dark it is
I think that children can wear whatever they wish, but it shouldn't be all yellow and happy if everyone else in the family is wearing black...
No. It is disrespectful and not the place to wear them. A funeral is like church where you wear an appropriate outfit.
Unless the surviving family have requested otherwise, traditional business attire is appropriate - nothing bright or flashy. Muted charcoals, combinations of dark skirt or slacks, and white blouse, with a Navy Blazer is appropriate for women. For men, the same schemes are appropriate - charcoals, na…vy colours, white shirts & tie, dark socks (always!), and polished shoes - never canvass. There has been a noticeable shift in funeral customs over the past two decades. Rather than mournful, closing, experiences, funerals are often now celebrations of a life well remembered. It's also possible that at the family's request, request for donations to a selected charity, in lieu of flowers may be the norm as well. Those donations are made to the charity and presented to the funeral director for processing and providing the family with a written detail of said donations. If ever in doubt, consult with the local funeral director as they will always have noted the family's preferences. ( Full Answer )
Wear one that is not low cut or skin tight. Traditionally many people wear neutral colors like black, grey, white, or navy blue
If someone in the army died wear your army outfit but if its one of your family just wear a normal suit.
A coffin pall can vary in type, style and meaning. Some are adorned with symbols, such as a crucifix, a veterans honour, etc., or may be a national flag. In this description, imagine standing at the foot of the coffin, with the deceased's head pointing towards the altar. If you were placing a …flag, such as the Union Jack, as the pall atop the coffin, the top of the flag would be draping over the right side of the coffin. The bottom of the flag would be draping over the left side of the coffin. Imagining as an example, an american flag, the stars on the flag would be at the top, right-hand, side of the coffin, and the stripes would run the length of the coffin from top to bottom. If you were placing a pall which has embroidery of a crucifix, etc., the top of the crucifix would be atop the coffin, with the bottom of the crucifix facing towards you (the foot) of the coffin and the transept of the cross being at the head of the coffin. A non-quadrilateral, or smaller flag, such as the Nepalese flag, would be displayed with the top of the flag facing towards the head of the coffin and bottom towards the foot. The flag which may contain grommets for flying, would be over the left side of the coffin. ( Full Answer )
No, it is inappropriate attire. Wear black or dark clothing to showrespect. I guess You can get away with it if you are not related orjust a friend of a friend going to a funeral outside Tonga say,Australia, NZ or USA or elsewhere. Hope that helps.
The gathering before the funeral is known as the wake. After the funeral, when everyone shares a meal, it is known as a funeral reception.
because if you wear pink it helps make a cure for the woman that has breast cancer
The funeral service for a deceased member of the military must follow strict rules and guidelines. Some of these guideline are the draping (covering) of the casket with the flag, the folding of the flag performed by an honour guard, saluting of the casket by members of the armed forces and the form…al gun salute. ( Full Answer )
Yes and no. It depends on the culture and religious customs of thedeceased. Some people even wear white to funerals!