"In a few years, two new forms of burial have been established."
"the Explanations can be fully booked calendars, broken families or a desire to make it as little awkward as possible."
"– Before the priority was given to death before anything else. So it is no longer, " says församlingsherde Birgitta Söderberg."
"Act with the urn. So called a funeral where the survivors have to say goodbye – in the church or in another place – only after the deceased had been cremated. The scheme has therefore been reversed. Usually the relatives stop at the coffin which is then lowered into the earth or brought to the crematorium."
"A traditional kistbegravning must be made within one month after the death. But if cremation well done is the next of kin up to a year to plan a ceremony and urngravsättning."
"– a Funeral with urn has become a new way to solve our time problems with the film, " says Birgitta Söderberg, who is based in Huddinge parish, south of Stockholm."
"a few years ago was the act of the urn extremely rare. Now form the six–seven per cent of all funerals, according to the Swedish Begravningsbyråers Federation (SBF). Yet neither the begravningsbyråerna or the Swedish church – which is responsible for most of the funerals – the highlighted option."
" I think that the reason is that this is so new. We are working with funerals is enough left in the tank that it is good to have a ceremony close to the time of her death, " says Birgitta Söderberg."
"It has happened, and that can explain the development, is that the funeral laws in sweden were strengthened in 2012. The time gap between death and funeral was cut short, for ethical reasons, to a month. The family was thus less time to plan. But the rational and secularized swedes are not likely to drop everything else when a death, " says Birgitta Söderberg."
"– When making the funeral to a moment to a certain extent, be planned on the same terms and conditions as the other things we do together – it'll be in the best possible way – then it takes time to get to."
"It has been shown that most of the urnbegravningar after all, is held within a month. But the family members need not be collected a second time when urngravsättningen can occur on the same day as the funeral ceremony."
"The other begravningsformen established is sometimes called direct or, more formally, burial without ceremony. The deceased is taken directly from death to the burial, but the family's presence."
"– More have existed in all times, but when I started in the industry in the early 80's it was about 1-2 per cent of the funerals. In most cases it was the deceased who himself had desired this. Now we are up 7 per cent, and it is in the vast majority of cases, the relatives who decide that there should be more direct, " says Ulf Lernéus, federal director of the SFPA."
the "SBF-the agencies manage more than half of all funerals in the country."
"It is thus not primarily the people who lived alone, completely without and family and friends, who are buried without ceremony."
"– the Funeral will be in the cases of the current municipal responsibility, and in 99% of these cases, there will be a funeral ceremony, " says Ulf Lernéus."
"the Municipality is also in with financial support in the cases, the relatives do not have the money for a traditional funeral."
"Ulf Lernéus says that begravningstraditionerna reflects how the society looks and feels."
"– Our family constellation is very different compared to 30 years ago. It is much more common with several groups of children that should be with and decide on the funeral. It happens that they will not agree and then choose to skip the funeral ceremony."
"like with Birgitta Söderberg, he finds that death is not allowed to take the same place as before."
"– If the focus before was on the dead there is now on the survivors. You can say that death has become a nedprioriterad the event. It is not given time. You don't want to change too much in the calendar, " says Ulf Lernéus."
"Nationwide chain Fonus, which handles 25 to 30 percent of all funerals, see also that the proportion of ceremonilösa funerals increased to 6-7 per cent. Marketing manager Peter Göransson confirms that family members often are distressed, but do not think that lack of time is the main reason why more people are choosing a ceremonilös funeral."
" the Development could be because more and more people are becoming very old, and that there are so many survivors left to gather for a ceremony. Another reason can be that you do not belong to any denominations. You might have left the Swedish church and choose to make it very easy, " he says."
"To refrain from a funeral ceremony need not at all mean that the relationship with the deceased has been poor. But Ulf Lernéus stresses that there are survivors who have dark memories, and for that reason, opt out of the ceremony."
"– We must not imagine that all people had a good upbringing. For some, the death notice as a relief. This is nothing new, but begravningstraditionerna was stronger in the past, " he says."
"Long-term illness can also be a reason."
"– the Wife of a person who has been demented for ten years can explain that she has taken for the dismissal of a long time ago and catered ready. The need of a ceremony is no longer, " says Ulf Lernéus."
"A funeral costs approximately 25 000 sek. In the sum it can fit a smaller obituary in a newspaper, and a small memorial service for the bereaved."
"the Costs of the headstone, and probate will be added."
"Sweden's Municipalities and County councils recommend a half price base amounts in the financial support for a funeral, in cases where the estate lacks the money."
"A half price base amount equals 23 250 sek year 2018. In 2019, it corresponds to 23 750 crowns."
"Sources: Fonus, SBF and SCB."
"the Percentage of burials without ceremony 2008-2017. Refers to the burials that are managed within the Swedish Begravningsbyråers Covenant, with 54 per cent of the market. Fonus, with 25-30 percent of the market, confirms the development."
"Usually it is people who died in the high age burial ceremonilöst. "