Funeral Etiquette
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Funeral Etiqutte

When someone you know passes away, your first instinct is to offer encouragement, help, and support to those affected — but you may not be sure what to say or do. It’s okay to feel this way.

Does it matter what I wear? Can I bring the children? What should I say to the family of the deceased? When should I visit? 

Traditional South African funeral etiquette is centred around the wishes of the immediately bereaved family members who are arranging the funeral. This means that other family members and friends take their lead, or follow the funeral details provided by the funeral director on the family’s behalf.


* Wear a mask at all times when attending an event

* Observe social distancing even when talking to friends and family

* Sanitize your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer

* Wash your hands often using soap and water