- Brothers and Sisters Funeral Parlour shared photos of a colourful funeral on Facebook
- South Africans were left wondering whether it was a funeral or a wedding
- While some supported the idea, others disapproved of it
A colourful funeral held in Soshanguve, Pretoria, recently has got South Africans on social media absolutely stumped.
Brothers and Sisters Funeral Parlour organised the funeral and shared the photos on Facebook, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Uniformly dressed ushers carried the coffin to the cemetery along a white carpet. Ladies in red dresses brought brightly coloured flowers to a marquee that sheltered mourners.
There was even a bar area, complete with a bartender, to serve mourners with drinks of their choice. A music DJ was pictured near the bar area as well.
The photos went viral on Facebook, racking up over 1,100 shares and hundreds of comments and likes. Many commenters wondered whether it was a funeral or a wedding.
One commenter wrote:
To some people, death is beautiful. Actually, they enjoy it like weddings. In such places you get confused as to whether to cry or celebrate.
Another commenter was somewhat critical:
[Some] people would pull this off but fail to raise money to take you to school. Unnecessary for a dead person.
Brothers and Sisters Funeral Parlour's CEO, Phenina Makhubela, told Daily Sun that they simply follow families' preferences:
We often consult families and find out what the dead person liked and how they lived their life. The burial should be a celebration of that life.
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