public funeral ceremony held to honour people of national significance
A state funeral is a public funeral ceremony which is made for people who died that were very important in their country. Usually with a state funeral, there also comes a day where everyone mourns the person who died.
Often, state funerals are given to royal or political people such as Presidents, Prime Ministers, Dictators, Governors, Mayors, Senators, or Vice Presidents. Military people and people who are famous for other reasons sometimes have a state funeral.
Media related to State funerals at Wikimedia Commons
- The traditions of a British state funeral
- Memorializing U.S. Presidents Archived 2004-09-09 at the Wayback Machine