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Why do people wear black clothes at a funeral

When a someone dies then the relatives are dressed in black during and after the church service and the funeral.

Where does this traditional phenomenon comes from?
For centuries, black is the color of sorrow. The use of black clothes at a funeral arose because they fear the deceased. Our ancestors believed that the soul of a dead person could not leave the body immediately. According to them, the soul of a deceased person was still just wander around. They thought that lonely souls wanted to grab living people, a cry for attention. In order not to be caught by that soul, people where dressed as inconspicuously as possible and black was ideal for this. This way people could walk out of sight of the wandering soul.

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