Why do people wear black at funerals? — thanks to wiki answers for this surprising answer

Why do people wear black at funerals? — thanks to wiki answers for this surprising answer

The history of wearing black at funerals according to wiki answers

It is said to have originated from a time when people believed that when a loved one passed away, that the souls of the dead would leave that body any enter the body of a mourning loved one. So people started wearing black robes to hide their faces so that the lost soul would not find them and continue on to the after life. As years went by it transformed into a showing of respect for the dead.

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I am a full time singer, singing teacher and Musicianship teacher with a diploma from Trinity College London in singing and music performance. I have my own private singing teaching practice and a business called Si Canta - Celebration songs offering singing for weddings, funerals and christenings. I hope to hear from you about singing and music that helped to make your special day unique. I am also a trained Tonalis teacher who teaches on Tonalis' singing trainings and courses
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