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Fake funeral for people still living in Korea


Experience the "fake funeral" that attracts all ages from teenagers to the elderly. Photo: nytimes.com

Since opening in 2012, the center has held fake funerals for more than 25,000 people of all ages from teenagers to the elderly. Coming to this service, customers undergo a series of common funeral rituals such as receiving a shroud, taking a portrait of the funeral, writing the last will and lying in a coffin for 10 minutes.

"Once you have a sense of death and experience it once, you have a new approach in life." It was shared by Mr. Cho Jae-hee, 75, who participated in this unique experience.

Sharing his experience, Choi Jin-kyu, a 28-year-old university student, said that while he was in the coffin, he admitted that he still considered others as competitors. He said he planned his business after graduation, instead of seeking to enter a competitive job market.

South Korea ranked 33rd in the ranking of 40 countries for the Better Life Index of Economic Co-operation and Development Organization (OECD). Young South Koreans have always cherished high hopes for study and work after graduation, which is thought to be quite luxurious in a society where unemployment is constantly rising and the economy is cooling off. of "The land of kimchi" today.

According to the World Health Organization's report, in 2016, the suicide rate in South Korea was about 20.2 / 100,000, an increase of almost 2 times higher than the global average of 10.53.

The director of Hyowon Funeral Company, Jeong Yong-mun, shared that the purpose of this service is to help many people cherish their existing lives, regain tolerance and solidarity with friends and relatives who may have died. walking due to the busy, selfish life of each person.


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