Mourner as a job?

Mourner as a job?

When I browsed bbc website, I found an interesting article, named “Taiwan’s most famous professional mourner”. 

I just know that there is such kind of job in Taiwan, and I found it is very unique. I understand that this job was occurred not in short time, and we can’t lightly saying, “to meet the demand of people”. It has started since early of time, “In earlier times, daughters often left home to work in other cities, and transport was limited, she explains. If someone in the family died, they often couldn’t make it home in time for the funeral, so the family would hire what’s known as a “filial daughter” to lead the family in mourning.”


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