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Why Do People Wear Black to Funerals?

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The colour black and its relationship to funerals date back to England. The colour black in English history represented dignity, respect, and spiritual reflection. The relatively recent funeral of the Queen Mother in England was a reminder of the continued tradition in England of the country wearing black as a symbol of respect.
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Black is a colour that is normally associated with funerals, and this dates back to England. in English history it represented dignity, respect, and spiritual reflection. The funeral of the Queen Mother in England was a clear indication of the continued tradition in England of the country wearing black as a symbol of respect.
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cuz its going to be to black to see them! to dark of a color.
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Many have given very good detailed answers as to why westerners wear black (or other dark colors) to funerals. Those in the East do tend, however, to wear white to funerals. In China
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It is a symbol of dignity, respect and courage. The turban is worn by Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and others for the purpose of expressing courage.
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Because colors are more related to festivals and celebrations. Lack of color indicates a somber attitude and respect for the dead.
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