Owned by the City of New Orleans, Holt Cemetery was established in 1897 as a potter’s field for the poor. The agreement with the city is for the $ 450 cost of each burial, each funeral plot is free for a family to use as long as they want & as long as the holders maintain their own plot. A multiple burial is allowed after one year plus a day following the preceding burial. Because the water table in New Orleans is high, grave diggers only dig 4 ½ feet down.
Cremation is an eco-friendly option that provides an alternative to traditional burials. Unlike traditional burials, cremation results in no disturbed land. Discover some of the other advantages of cremation by checking out this infographic from a Chicago funeral home.
COOKBOOK: Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals, and Customs from Around the World by Lisa Rogak One part sociological study and one part cookbook, DEATH WARMED OVER explains the background and proper timing for culinary rituals incorporate long-standing ethnic and cultural traditions in a celebration of life.