Which color should be worn for a funeral?

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  1. aolmadhurya profile image60
    aolmadhuryaposted 3 years ago

    Which color should be worn for a funeral?

    It should be pure black or white? Some religions say white some say black which is the right one?

  2. koerakoonlane profile image82
    koerakoonlaneposted 3 years ago

    If you want to make this a religious question, or if it is a religious question for you, you should definitely not wear the other colour for a funeral.

    On the other hand, seeing it as a ceremony to send off a close person, you might be able to wear also navy, grey, dark grey or even something colourful, if for example it was their wish.

    Whatever it be, it should be respectful to the deceased - it shouldn' be anything they wouldn't approve. But also respectful for other people present. In other words, a buddhist shouldn't go to christian funeral in white and vice versa.

  3. jlpark profile image84
    jlparkposted 3 years ago

    Depends on cultural, religious tradition, and the person being celebrated.

    Some cultures and religions have black for funerals, and even for some time after the death of the person - up to a year - to signify mourning.
    Others have white.

    Where as some people are against the whole "wearing black to a funeral" thing, and if they know in advance that they are likely to pass (cancer etc) - they request that people be as colourful as they can in their clothing - after all the funeral is a "celebration of the deceased's life" - why not celebrate?!

    So...it's either cultural, religious traditions or personal preference (of the deceased...not the funeral goer - going to a traditional "black clothing" funeral in rainbow colours is inappropriate!)

  4. Venkatachari M profile image35
    Venkatachari Mposted 3 years ago

    I think black should be the choice for attending funerals by friends and relatives. If not true black, they should at least avoid wearing new clothes and dazzling beautiful colours at such occasions. White is worn by the deceased's wife at funerals and aftermath for some days as per Hindu traditions.

  5. Writer Fox profile image52
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago

    Customs are different from country to country and from religion to religion.

    Out of respect for the deceased and the family, a person should dress according to the customs the family observes.  If you are in doubt, ask one of the family members what would be appropriate.

    1. profile image0
      sheilamyersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I love this answer.

    2. Venkatachari M profile image35
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is probably the best thing to do. Ask that family elders. Very good answer.

  6. deecoleworld profile image81
    deecoleworldposted 3 years ago

    Depends on what you believe in and what would be respectful for the person that is dead. Traditionally it is black/dark colors, but it can white/any color. If you know the person you will know what they would've want, if you don't know the person, ask people close to the deceased about their beliefs/ just stick to custom and wear black. The funeral shouldn't be about you.
    Anyway it depends!!! Hope this helps!!!

 
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