Fake Funeral Service

Fake funeral service proving popular after student holds her own false ceremony

Student Zeng Jia (in coffin) staged her own funeral

Following the revelation a Chinese student staged her own funeral so she could ‘enjoy’ the day, it has emerged the fake ceremony has also proved popular with other people from the country.

When Zeng Jia held her own wake, despite the fact she was still alive, many thought it was morbid and self-obsessed but it now turns out it wasn’t an unusual occurrence.

In March, 24 people held false funerals at the Shimenfeng Celebrity Culture Park in Wuhan and the roaring trade can be put down to trainee undertaker Zeng, who came up with the idea.

‘The service has two parts – a 20-minute memorial service and a 15-20 minute “life-death experience”,’ she said.

At first, employees at the cemetery were not convinced but after the student explained the service further they came around to the idea.

The mortuary’s designer Zhang Bei added: ‘It was the first time we ever offered this kind of service.

‘We were really surprised but found [the concept] new and interesting.’

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