Let me tell a little about Spanish customs around death. Good manners for us are to express our condolences to the family of the dead person with silence and a kiss or a hug, but always with sobriety. We think words are better to be said in life -we do not give speeches or express emotions far from the only words of condolence. That is our cultural protocol of mouring. Sobriety, contenance. Not adding more pain for family with too much emotional expressions. We value silence very much.
|Funeral of State in Almudena's Cathedral in Madrid, by ABC|
|Kiko's Cemetery Project for neo-mummies Circus in Madrid, thank God not yet allowed|
If you cry, for them, you are not convinced of deceased person is on Heaven with God. They automaticaly say "he/she has passed with Father", "he/she is singing happyly now on Heaven", "he/she is celebrating an eucharist with JesusChrist on Heaven", "he/she is dressed on white linon tunic on Heaven with all saints", etc.
|Columbarium designed by Kiko for neo-ashes|