How To Choose Between Burial Or Cremation
There are also many factors—including cost, religious or cultural traditions, and time constraints—that may influence your decision.
Basic Features Of Burial
- The body remains intact
- The body can be buried immediately after death, after a traditional funeral service, or before a memorial service
- The body may be buried in the ground or entombed in a mausoleum
- Generally more expensive
For more information on this topic see our article Burial.
Basic Features Of Cremation
- The body is burned to ash
- The body can be cremated immediately after death, after a traditional funeral service, or before a memorial service
- The cremated remains may be kept by the family, scattered, buried in the ground, or entombed in a columbarium
- Generally more economical
For more information on this topic see our article Cremation.
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