Graveyard Etiquette

Posted by admin on Jul 18, 2009

Claims that tourists have been picnicking on a war grave in Scotland have prompted a hostile reaction from some. But what are the rules for behaviour at a burial ground?

How should you act where there are dead bodies under foot?

When it comes to visiting burial grounds, many people are unsure exactly what is suitable behaviour. While some attend to pay their respects or remember lost loved ones, many visit cemeteries and churchyards for less profound reasons – a leisurely walk, to take in the view or just out of curiosity.

There are codes of conduct – it’s just not always clear what these are.

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