a ceremony that helps people accept death
a choice made regarding the way in which the death of an individual is acknowledged
a customary way to recognize death and face its finality
a declaration of death that has occurred and a testimony to a life that has been lived
a necessary part of the healing process and those who do not have this opportunity may not face the reality of the death
a public event enacted at one's death
Funeral is the first album by Arcade Fire. It was released on September 14, 2004 by Merge Records. As the title of the album suggests, much of Funeral is about death, but in a way that is cautiously optimistic rather than gloomy, dark or depressing.