The death of a person always becomes a difficult event for his loved ones. Just to bury a person is not enough – we must give him the last honors. Over the grave of soldiers, a military salute is arranged, and someone arranges from the funeral these performances.
Stars and politicians stand out in this regard, farewell ceremonies with which crowds of fans and admirers gather thousands and are shown on television. In ordinary life, everything is not so pathetic, but those who are really loving and respectful of the deceased are sometimes ready for foolish deeds for the sake of the deceased. So there are strange farewells to the man and his subsequent funeral.
Boxer in the corner of the ring.
Even being dead, the Puerto Rican Christopher Rivera Amaro looks as if he is ready to go out in moments to the boxing ring. The dead athlete stood in the corner of the platform, leaning against the ropes. The farewell ceremony took place in February 2014 in San Juan. The guests saw the deceased, who does not usually lie in a coffin, but quite standing. The boxer’s head was covered by a yellow hood, lifeless eyes were hidden under sunglasses, and on his hands Amaro wore blue fighting gloves. One of the heads of the funeral home, Elsie Rodriguez, said that the family of the deceased decided to mark his dedication to boxing in this way. The idea to place the deceased in the corner of an improvised ring came to the head of the funeral home staff. To his 23 years, Rivera managed to hold about 15 fights in featherweight. Police said that the boxer was shot in the Spanish city of Santurce. The stage for farewell was created in the public center of the residential complex, it took several hours to prepare the body itself.
Funeral and wedding ceremony.
History knows many cases when the bride and groom do not manage to connect their fates due to the death of one of them. But Tadzh Cedil Defi decided to deceive death – he married his deceased bride right at the funeral. The couple met for 10 years and was about to get married. And they met in the university. The groom was going to get education beforehand and only then to bind himself by marriage. But Sarinya Ann Kamsuk suddenly died in the accident – the couple did not even have time to set a date for the wedding. Sounding usually the time of the wedding ceremony, the phrase “until death does not tear you apart” in this case is very meaningful. And an unusual farewell ceremony was held in the Thai province of Surin. The newly-made husband and widower explained his deed by the fact that he felt guilty – he did not do enough for his girlfriend during the years of relations. Rehearsal funeral.
One Chinese student decided to find out how the family will mourn her. For this, she staged an imitation of her own funeral. 22-year-old Zeng Jia, a student of their Chinese Wuhan, quite surprised friends and family by inviting them to this rehearsal of parting with her. A journalist told the girl that the idea to organize such an event came to her mind after realizing that people suddenly understand the brunt of the loss of loved ones. It’s no secret that many people only after death understand how dear this man was to them. To demonstrate all the bitterness of loss, the student spent all her savings to arrange a difficult funeral service. She provided for a coffin with flowers, origami in the form of birds, pictures of her life and a crowd of mourners. To participate in this ceremony the Chinese woman invited her friends and the whole family. The event was so thoughtful that his culprit even invited visagistes specializing in working with corpses, so that they made her appearance realistic. For an hour the girl was depicting the dead, lying in a coffin with a doll on her chest. Her friends and relatives passed by the coffin and said kind words of farewell. At the end of the ceremony the girl jumped up to attend the other side of the ceremony, and even said a farewell speech in her own honor.
This man at the ceremony of farewell to him was seated in his favorite bike. Even before his death in April 2010, 22-year-old David Morales Colon told his parents that he did not want to be buried in an ordinary coffin. After the murder of the guy, the same funeral home of Marin Funeral Home in Puerto Rican San Juan helped organize an unusual funeral. The biker was seated on his favorite motorcycle Honda CBR600. So relatives and friends showed respect for the wishes of the deceased. After the embalming procedure, the corpse was dressed in blue jeans and a riding jacket. He was wearing sunglasses and a black baseball cap. Sitting on a motorcycle, David leaned forward, as if racing on the highway. As a result, the dead man at the farewell ceremony looked extremely realistic. It was reported that even small children were not afraid to be photographed next to the deceased.
Again, this is an unusual farewell ceremony organized in Puerto Rico. Here in San Juan was embalmed the body of 24-year-old Angel Pantoha of Medina, so that he would stand upright for three days in his mother’s house, while his family would say goodbye. The guy was mourning, and he was standing in the corner wearing a New York Yankees cap and sunglasses. Angel’s brother, Carlos, said that the deceased wanted to be happy and to stand firmly on his feet. The family decided that death should not prevent the young man from fulfilling this dream. The mother of Pantoha, who was found dead under the bridge in San Juan, asked the funeral home to organize these strange funerals.
Burial at Harley Davidson.
Billy Standley of Mekanisburg, Ohio, wanted the whole world to know about his death. For this he organized his extreme funeral. The Billy family fulfilled his wish to go on their last journey, not in a coffin, but on horseback on their beloved Harley Davidson motorcycle in 1967. An unusual farewell ceremony took place on January 31, 2014, when a large glass coffin, along with a biker, went to Fairview Cemetery in Crawford County, Ohio. The family of the deceased has told, that this idea has come to Billy for a long time. He with the help of two sons built a glass coffin and even led the guests to his garage to demonstrate it. Mr. Stendley said that he would like to not just go to heaven, but that the whole world saw him in a glass coffin. Sons made an unusual grave wood foundation and strengthened it with steel rods. And for the preparation of Billy Standley’s body, five embalmers worked at once. And in the last biker’s path firmly fastened with strong belts to ensure his immobility and the safety of his favorite place. Yellow dress in honor of a friend.
The last will of a friend is sacred, even if it is strange. When two British soldiers, Barry Delaney and Kevin Elliott, went to Afghanistan, they made a strange contract. In the event of the death of one of them, another was to appear at the funeral in the dress. In September 2009, the funeral of 24-year-old Kevin Elliot, killed in a foot patrol, took place. At the mourning ceremony, Barry Dellain came in a tight-fitting poisonous yellow dress, bright pink golfs and hiking boots. Friends of the fallen and his family were warned in advance about the contract between friends and Barry’s desire to fulfill his promise. So the appearance of a soldier in a yellow dress was not perceived as a mockery, but as an attempt to give the last debt to a friend. Other soldiers-comrades-in-arms put on their regimental uniforms, while others donned a T-shirt with a depiction of the fallen.
For most of us, a funeral is a moment for mourning in a mourning apparel of a loved one. But experts from the agency Golden Gate Funeral Home, which in Dallas, Texas, have a completely different perception of this ceremony. In January 2013, even the reality show “The best funeral that ever happened” was held in America. They showed how to say goodbye to a man with the help of Christmas themes.In the funeral ceremony there were dances, and deer, and snow, and the coffin was carried on a sleigh. It was not without roughness, as it usually happens – one of the agency’s employees refused to dress up as a gingerbread man.
Funeral in the Pharaohs.
With the help of their funerals, the pharaohs could stay in memory for a long time. Fred Guanter plans to spend eternity in a similar way. The last 25 years of his life he dedicated to building a coffin in the Egyptian style. True, the case is in Orlando. A fan of African motives wants to be buried once in all the traditions of a distant country. The development of the two-meter-long cedar coffin began back in the mid-1980s. Guanter painted it manually with red, black, green and gold colors. The material of the coffin was chosen so as to resist decay. The product weighs about 120 kilograms and is filled with sawdust. On the cover, the future “Pharaoh” manually cut the Egyptian god Osiris. The last shelter of his body, an American decorated with images of the goddesses of Isis and Nut. And on one side of the coffin there is a gaze of the gazing Eye of Horus. The fascination with this subject began from childhood. And Fred was born in the year of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. For most of his life, a regular postman collected souvenirs from Egypt, statues, and 10 years ago he visited there. Now he can spend hours arguing about local gods and dynasties. True, his wife does not share the hobby of her husband. To build such a unique coffin, he had to become a carpenter self-taught. Nobody wanted to build such a strange product, and the work with their own hands allowed to save at least 10 thousand dollars.
Funeral in kayaks.
Recently, a curious photo appeared on the Internet, which many considered a forgery. But even if this is so, someone has done a great job to form a holistic picture. The dead grandfather lies in his kayak surrounded by flowers. There is even a collage of his photographs during his lifetime. True, the photo caused a lot of jokes from the wits: “Now there will be no hindrance to his journey,” “Nothing will frustrate his plans.” Nevertheless, such a farewell to life looks beyond doubt not only strangely strange, but also creative.