Year: 2014

From the mildly eccentric to the downright peculiar, there are a number of unusual ways some have adopted to say goodbye to loved ones Nowadays, being buried in a eco-friendly/cardboard coffin is...
  Our association with Halloween is one of costumes and ghost stories, sweets and trick or treat However, the religious roots of this now commercial enterprise can be found as far back as the...
Many of the islands of the Pacific have maintained a strong connection to their cultural religious beliefs, despite the historical influence of many Christian missions In Papua New Guinea, when a...
Everyone hopes that their funeral will go to plan, but sometimes that just isn’t the case Take Andrew Jackson, for instance The seventh president of the United States, Jackson was known for his...
Not many have heard of a cardboard coffin, and still fewer realize that they’re taking the world of the modern funeral – particularly amongst the rich and famous – by storm  Coronation...
Britain entered World War I in the summer of 1914, a conflict that would become known as the Great War and one of the deadliest in human history, resulting in over 37 million deaths worldwide before...
For the first time, a new Scottish people’s festival will be held this year from the 1st - 7th of November Called ‘To Absent Friends’, the festival is a time of open-ended celebration and...
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One of the world’s oldest and most beautiful tombs Newgrange is one of the oldest and most beautiful ancient burial sites in the world Located in what is now Ireland, Newgrange was originally...
The stars have fascinated mankind since the dawn of history, and many of the most ancient funeral rites take the movement of heavenly bodies into account However it’s only very recently that it’s...
According to archaeological evidence, funeral rites were one of the very first elements of human culture to emerge Funeral rites can be found in every culture, both ancient and contemporary, although...
In the past, a “Pauper’s funeral” was a funeral paid for by the state, for those who either didn’t have enough money in their estate or family members willing to cover the costs of the burial...
Losing a baby at any time, is truly devastating and traumatizing experience for parents, and other loved ones of the child Unfortunately, it is a rather common experience, as 25% of couples who give...