Passing through a funeral procession or counting the automobiles in it will hasten your own death. Passing through a parade is bad luck and hastens death, although it may be avoided by pressing a button on one's garment. Burying the deceased in a suit of garments belonging to a live person will result in the death of the suit's owner. This is called "suing for slander" and means that you have been blamed for something you did not do.
The ancient Greeks believed that dying of laughter was a happy end for someone. They said that if you kill yourself laughing, you will be joining him/her/them soon. Modern scientists say that it is impossible to die from laughing, but some have claimed serious health problems due to excessive humor.
It is considered very unlucky to do any kind of work on All Saints Day.
It is important to remember these superstitions before you go out shopping on Halloween night!
When it comes to funeral etiquette, most people understand that stopping to allow the procession of cars to pass is the proper thing to do. But what you may not realize is that neglecting to do so isn't just impolite; it's also hazardous, and it might land you in hot water with the authorities. According to the Texas Transportation Code, "any driver of a vehicle who finds himself/herself in the position of proceeding past a stationary vehicle on a highway should stop as far as possible to allow room for the passage of the stationary vehicle." Failure to do so can result in a traffic violation.
Funeral processions are often very long and can take days to complete. It's important to allow enough space between your car and the one in front so that you have time to respond if passengers need help or if an emergency occurs. The law requires that you must stop your car completely before continuing down the road. This means turning off your engine, removing your foot from the gas pedal, and taking other necessary steps to indicate your intention to wait.
People will often assume that because there's no one else driving down the road, there's no danger waiting for them further down the line. But despite how slow-moving these processes seem, they can happen at any moment. A passenger might need assistance getting out of their car, or someone might require medical attention that can only be provided by a hospital.
If You Come Across a Funeral Procession
Order of the funeral procession The officiant normally leads the procession, with pallbearers carrying the coffin following. Immediate relatives and close friends are frequently seen walking behind the coffin, followed by other visitors. The order in which these people walk is based on how closely related they are to the deceased.
The person who has died is supposed to be buried or cremated within 24 hours of death. If this doesn't happen, other people may think that you have ignored or cheated the dead and will feel guilty if they act like they know anything about your decision. So even if you aren't responsible for the death, it's still important to let the family know what has happened and give them time to say their good-byes.
If you are having trouble making this decision, ask yourself these questions: Does anyone else need to make this decision? Is there something I should do first? Can I leave it until later? What would my parents want me to do?
Taking time to decide what to do after someone dies shows that you care about them and their feelings. Even if you don't agree with their choice, you should still respect it.
People will expect you to do something at a funeral. If you don't want to do anything, tell them why.
Please be considerate. Yield; once the lead automobile enters traffic, such as through a junction, the entire procession will continue without interruption. Don't honk at a funeral procession automobile. Pass a funeral procession on the right side of the road unless it is in the far left lane. If you run out of gas don't stop in the middle of the road don't even try to get help not even an ambulance man because they might hit that person.