Funeral Rites and the Transformation of Religiosity. Exploring ritual and music in a complex context
The farewell ceremony of André Hazes shows that in the Netherlands funeral rites are increasingly taking place outside the church and that combinations of ecclesiastical and non-ecclesiastical rites are evolving. For a long time only the Church was allowed to provide funerals. Due to changes in our culture the Church is losing ground here and other parties are coming onto the market. Undertakers and independent ritual agencies are ready to provide a personal and worthy funeral.