A Woman rehearses for her own funeral during a bizarre ceremony in santiago( South America ). Friends and family said goodbye to Alonzo in tears, with some seemingly trying harder to fake crying than others, who were seen smiling and taking pictures on their phones.
Mayra Alonzo, 59 years-old woman and resident of Santiago, hosted her funeral rehearsal at her home. “In this Covdi-pandemic If I die tomorrow, I don’t want anyone to do anything because I’ve done it all in my life, ” she said, referring to whether she would have a real funeral.
Alonzo arrived at the funeral in a hearse, dressed head to toe in white and lying in a white casket she had rented for the day.
She wore a flower crown and sometimes had cotton in her nostrils, mimicking the treatment of a corpse in a morgue.
The party cost £710, according to Listin Diario, a Dominican news site, and the money goes to the chest, as well as refreshments for the dozens of guests.
Alonzo described the event as a ‘dream come true’ and thanked her friends, family and neighbors for helping to organize it.
“ If I die tomorrow, I don’t want anyone to do anything because I’ve done it all in my life, ” she said, referring to whether she would have a real funeral.
She reportedly advised her loved ones not to die soon, saying it was very hot and lonely to be in the coffin.
Social media users were baffled by the event, with some criticizing Alonzo for holding a fake funeral at a time when so many lives are being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Some things shouldn’t be messed with.
There are so many people who have lost loved ones to Covid-19, ” one social media user wrote. However, Alonzo said it was the deaths during the pandemic that inspired her to celebrate her life with the fake funeral.