A funeral is a ceremony connected with the burial, cremation, or interment of a deceased, with the attendant observances. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to honour and respect the dead, from interment, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor. Customs vary between cultures and religious groups. Common secular motivations for funerals include mourning the deceased, celebrating their life, and offering support and sympathy to the bereaved; additionally, funerals may have religious aspects that are intended to help the soul of the deceased reach the afterlife, resurrection or reincarnation.
The funeral usually includes a ritual through which the corpse receives a final disposition. Depending on culture and religion, these can involve either the destruction of the body (for example, by cremation or sky burial) or its preservation (for example, by mummification or interment). Differing beliefs about cleanliness and the relationship between body and soul are reflected in funerary practices. A memorial service or celebration of life is a funerary ceremony that is performed without the remains of the deceased person.
The word funeral comes from the Latin funus which had a variety of meanings, including the corpse and the funerary rites themselves. Funerary artis art produced in connection with burials, including many kinds of tomb decorations, and objects specially made for burial.
Originally, flowers stand for growth, new life and a forward movement. The natural beauty of flowers at a funeral or cremation and at home with those who mourn, provides a feeling of warmth and sympathy. At a funeral you can demonstrate with flowers what someone has meant for to you, as well as lending support and sharing the burden of grief.
Lisianthus is an ideal tribute to the deceased from friends, family and colleagues, it is the ultimate symbol of beauty in grief.
The concept of holidays often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays have a primarily recreational function.
The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. In the United States the word is used exclusively to refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves, whereas in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth nations, the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed, and is used as a synonym to the US preferredvacation. This time is usually set aside for rest, travel or the participation in recreational activities, with entire industries targeted to coincide or enhance these experiences. The days of leave may not coincide with any specific customs or laws.
Whether a celebratory day or a period of time at home to relax, flowers are always the perfect accompaniment! In the floral world, flowers are uniquely and inextricably tied to special holiday celebrations, with promotion and we use special days very strongly as a period to promote and sell a lot of flowers. What would Valentine’s day, Mother’s day, International Womans day and many more be without a beautiful bouquet of flowers?