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From Announcement to Cemetery. Deceased, Buried and Mourned in the Netherlands
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From Announcement to Cemetery. Deceased, Buried and Mourned in the Netherlands

(Ed van Eeden) The Low Countries - 2000, № 8, pp. 34-39

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A description of the old rituals in the Netherlands designed to allow people to cope with the confusion and grief attendant on a death. As in Flanders, more and more Dutch people are opting for cremation. Here too we see death leaving the realm of everyday life and becoming a matter for doctors and undertakers. And again, in reaction to this ‘funeral factory' more and more of them are looking for an individual style of funeral, something to give death a little more colour.

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