Buddhist Funeral in Thailand

When someone dies, the corpse is kept for 7 days before cremation. During six of the seven evenings, monks come and pray. The funeral ceremony is not a very sad event. Crying is discouraged during the funeral, so as not to worry the spirit of the deceased. Corpse is burned to allow the spirit to escape. In April, it was a ceremony for my father-in-law’s uncle, and I was invited.

Monks at Thai funeral.