DOES HAVING FUN HELP WITH THE MOURNING PROCESS?

WHY DO FUNERAL CLOWNS HELP?

Funeral Clown

THEY HELP MOURNERS BOND

A large amount of very different people come together for funerals. It’s not always easy to start meaningful conversations. Clowns help us to come to terms with the loss together and find things in common.

Funeral Clown

THEY HELP US EXPRESS OUR EMOTIONS

Grief can arouse a countless number of emotions. Sometimes words aren’t enough to express them all. Clowns can help you express what’s in your heart and head, even if you only manage to hint at it.

Funeral Clown

THEY CREATE JOY AND BEAUTY

Even when grieving, you can experience good moments - moments when you laugh or when your soul feels warm. When that happens, don’t reject it. Accept it. Remember that life will be good again.

Funeral Clown

THEY’RE GOOD FOR THE HEALTH

Self-expression eases stress and anxiety. It even releases chemicals which help protect against depression. The body relaxes, which even leads to lower blood pressure.

DOUBTS?

ISN’T IT A BIT WEIRD?

Who leaves a party without saying goodbye to the host? Life’s a party and your family and friends are the hosts - so it’s really sad that over half of all funerals take place without a reception. Funerals without receptions just prolong the suffering of those left behind.

HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER THIS IS RIGHT FOR ME?

You like a laugh. You’re modern. You’re daring. You’ve already imagined your funeral - and it was a party!

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SAY I’M WEIRD

You’re right! And maybe that’s why you’ve got to do it. So much has changed since the nineteenth century, and yet death has become more and more taboo.

WHAT WILL WE TELL THE CHILDREN?

This will help them process their loss. What’s more, crematoria and traditional funerals have a dismal atmosphere which frightens and derails children.

I CAN’T DECIDE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Try and imagine your own rites and imagine the songs you’d like to hear. Are you smiling?

FUNERAL or mourning CLOWNS IN ANCIENT ROME

DO FUNERAL CLOWNS HAVE A HISTORICAL PRECEDENT?

Archimimes (funeral clowns) definition from Cyclopaedia

THEY WERE CALLED ARCHIMMES IN ANCIENT ROME

They took part in funerals and walked behind the coffins. The clowns were dressed as the deceased, even wearing a mask of their face, and copied their movements and behaviour.
Source: Chambers, Ephraim, 1680 (ca.)-1740 "Cyclopædia, or, An universal dictionary of arts and sciences" (1728) 

Archimimes - American Journal of Philology

THEY WERE AT JULIUS CAESAR AND VESPASIAN’S FUNERALS

THEY WERE AT JULIUS CAESAR AND VESPASIAN’S FUNERALS
They were generally considered part of high society’s customs, and weren’t to be missed at funerals.
Source: Sumi, Geoffrey S. “Impersonating the Dead: Mimes at Roman Funerals.” The American Journal of Philology, vol. 123, no. 4, 2002, pp. 559–585. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1561967. 

HAVE A HAPPY FUNERAL WITH FUNERAL CLOWNS

We can do thematic funerals

These pictures might spark your imagination. They’re taken from similar concepts carried out in the US and Germany. As yet, we have very few pictures of our own concepts; our clients haven’t agreed to have photos of their events published, and we don’t want to pressure anyone into giving us permission.

Farewell, however, can be very fragile and intimate. See our funeral ceremonies.

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