Young Woman Stages Her Own Funeral - So She Could Enjoy The Occasion!

14/08/2014 16:48 | Updated 22 May 2015
Young woman stages her own funeral - so she could enjoy the occasion!

In our dark moments, we've all wondered about our own funerals. What would be said about us? What music would be played? How many mourners would turn up?

Well, a rather ghoulish 22-year-old decided to find out. Zeng Jia, from Wuhan, Hubei province, China, staged her own funeral - because she wanted to enjoy the occasion.

She spent a fortune on a full-blown ceremony with mourners, flowers and photographers.

And to make her body look more convincingly dead she hired a team of make-up artists who specialise in making dead people look more lifelike.

She said: "It struck me that people spend all that time and effort on someone when they are gone and they cannot appreciate it.

"I wanted to see what people would think of me so I decided to hold my funeral while I could enjoy it."

Mourners at the service filed past Zeng's open-casque coffin, decorated with chrysanthemums, to sprinkle petals over her body. And a man in military dress uniform stood guard as the service was conducted.

After lying in state for an hour - complete with a Hello Kitty doll on her chest and origami doves hanging above her coffin - Zeng got up to join her own wake.

She said: "Experiencing death has made me appreciate life more keenly."



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