Create A Great Funeral Day

Create a Great Funeral Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 30th of October. As this holiday’s name implies, it’s a day when people are encouraged to give their funeral a little bit of thought so they can create a nice one.

Yes, we know that most people don’t like to think about their inevitable deaths, but people need to do a little bit of planning to ensure that they’re going to get the “send-off” that they deserve. This is a holiday that’s been observed since the 1990s, although it’s not as well known as some other holidays may be.

The History Of Create A Great Funeral Day

In 1988, Stephanie West Allen was overwhelmed by her husband’s funeral. She found it extremely difficult to plan out the events of his funeral while dealing with the overwhelming sense of grief she was experiencing.

Even though she came through the experience, it was something that she recalled after he second husband was dealing with the funeral preparations of his mother. This is when she decided that more people should take the time to plan for their funerals so that their relatives aren’t burdened with the task.

She also wanted more people to talk to their loved ones and find out what they want their funeral to be. This is why she created Create A Great Funeral Day in 1999.

Important Facts About Funerals

We wanted to provide some information about funerals to our readers that they might find useful, or at the very least, entertaining. What we came up with was the following list of facts that we think many of our readers will enjoy. At least, that’s our hope.

  • The word “funeral” was first used during the 14th century. It’s believed to have been coined by Geoffrey Chaucer.
  • Humans have instinctively been burying their dead since before recorded history.
  • Cremation is a process that dates back to around 3,000 B.C, which is the Stone Age.
  • Wearing black at funerals is a tradition that can be dated back to ancient Rome.

Observing Create A Great Funeral Day

On this day, people are encouraged to speak with their family members and help them plan out their funerals, or at least get the pertinent details they need to plan their funerals for them after their death.

People can also take the time to plan their own funerals so that their relatives don’t have to be burdened with the task. And people can spread the word about this day using the hashtag #CreateAGreatFuneralDay to inspire other people to prepare for their own or their family’s funerals.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 30 Monday
Next year (2024)
October 30 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
October 30 Sunday
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