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Woman rehearses for her own funeral by lying in a coffin for hours

A woman spent hours lying in a coffin to rehearse her own funeral at a bizarre ceremony in the Dominican Republic.

Mayra Alonzo, 59, organised her funeral rehearsal at her home in the city of Santiago at the end of April.

Friends and family bid a tearful goodbye to Alonzo, with some appearing to do a better job of fake crying than others, who were seen smiling and snapping photos on their phones.

The woman from the Dominican Republic decided to rehearse her own funeral by inviting loved ones to ‘mourn’ her fake death as she lay in a coffin for hours.

Mayra Alonzo, 59, was that desperate to know what her funeral would be like, she decided to stage a rehearsal in the city of Santiago at the end of April.

She arrived in a hearse, lying in a coffin she’d rented for the day and dressed in white.

And it seemed to go down well with Alonzo, who described the gathering as a ‘dream come true’, thanking her friends, family and neighbours who helped her organise the fake funeral.

The party cost £710, according to Listin Diario , a Dominican news site, with the money going to pay for the coffin, as well as refreshments for the dozens of guests

Alonzo described the event as a ‘dream come true’ and thanked her friends, family and neighbours for helping her to organise it.

‘If I die tomorrow , I don’t want anyone to do anything because I’ve done it all in life,’ she said, referring to whether she’d have a real funeral.

She reportedly advised her loved ones not to die anytime soon, saying that being inside the coffin was very warm and lonely.

Alonzo described the event as a ‘dream come true’ and thanked her friends, family and neighbours for helping her to organise it.

Social media users were baffled by the event, with some criticising Alonzo for holding a fake funeral at a time when so many lives are being lost due to the coronavirus

Alonzo said it was the deaths during the pandemic that inspired her to celebrate her life with the fake funeral

‘Some things shouldn’t be messed with. There are so many people that have lost loved ones because of Covid-19,’ one social media user wrote.

(TodayUKnews)

 

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