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02-11-2017 - Pontevedra divulges the historical cemeteries of the province

With the aim of contributing to the deseasonalisation of the destination and promoting heritage tourism, the Provincial Council of Pontevedra has launched a new initiative in order to publicize the historic cemeteries in the province.The campaign is entitled "Singular visits: historic cemeteries of the Rías Baixas" with which its president, Carmela Silva, stressed that "aims to disseminate the enormous cultural value of these spaces", showing the reality and potential of the Rías BaixasThe Diputación de Pontevedra will develop an action...


29-09-2016 - Cambados´s cemetery finalist in the III Contest of Spain Cemeteries

Tomorrow, September 30, it finishes the popular voting to choose the winners of the Contest of Spain Cemeteries 2016, where it is included to Cambados´s cemetery inside the finalists to Best Cemetery, as Galician representation.The jury of the Contest decided, last July 7, the finalists for the final phase of the 2016 contest. Last July 13, it began the popular voting in the web of the magazine Adiós, www.revistaadios.es, which has taken part in several occasions in Funergal.  Of...


31-08-2016 - Costs associated to a burial in Spain

The average cost of a burial in Spain is 3.500 Euros, coming to more from 6.000 Euros in zones as Barcelona. But, where from do these expenses come?To the costs derived from the crematoriums and the services contracted in them, it is necessary to add the proper ones of the burial or of the incineration.In case of the burial, the Town halls of every zone establish the burial rates for the public cemeteries because, actually, they are administrative concessions of public control. This rate changes according to the population and the type of...


30-08-2016 - The new technologies also have come to the funeral sector

Internet and Smartphones have turned into the new instruments to express the condolence. More and more is frequently to send a condolence messages for instantaneous messenger company. For some people this is a cold way of expressing support messages, for others, however, is a way of “facilitating” the condolence and to avoid facing this difficult situation.In the funeral sector, the crematoriums are molded to this reality, destining efforts and new technologies to cover this demand increasingly in rise.The most habitual system is the...


26-08-2016 - Bergadana develops a mobile office pioneer in the funeral industry

Bergadana, brand that will be present as exhibitor at the next edition of Funergal that will be held in Expourense on 11 and 12 November, has developed a mobile office for the Vascongada funeral company. It is of a Renault Trafic with the services necessary to meet to them customers beyond where is required.The vehicle offers a personalized service of immediate attention. To do so, they became the cabin a meeting space, neutral and respectful with the privacy of the occupants. Counts with a comfortable work area, as well as a space to install and position correctly the necessary work...


16-08-2016 - A study reveals that 28 % of the positions of the funeral Spanish sector are occupied by woman

Traditionally the funeral sector has been a sector with little feminine presence. The staffs of the funeral companies are very stable, there are few job turnovers, and the percentage of men on women has been always very top.Nevertheless, in the last years, due to the generational change of the staff and the opening of new funeral facilities, the woman is joining the funeral sector own places of the sector, as well as the departments of administration, attention to the families and direction.The funeral companies...


03-08-2016 - Cremation is imposed, increasingly, to burial

According to 2016 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report: Research, Statistics and Projections published at the end of June by National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), which analyzes the attitudes of the families towards the cremation and as gathers the Revista Funeraria, in 2015 the cremation rate in USA estimates that is 48,5& whereas that of burial of 45,5%. For your part, in Canada the difference is still major, since there is foreseen that cremation rate reaches 65,5% and the burial 33,2%.This information confirms that, increasingly, the cremation imposes...


29-07-2016 - Funeral rite in the Buddhism

The religion Buddhist thinks that life is eternal, in reincarnation, by what there is confronted the death of a positive way. The Buddhists do not complain about the death of a dear being, since it a natural and inevitable process.During the burial, The Dead Book is read to the person it to help in the “bard” or Intermediate State between this life and the following one. This phase is late 49 days, where the families and friends of the deceased their offerings in the shape of food and drinks.Buddhist funeral rite has several steps:Beginning,...


28-07-2016 - Emitted gases in the crematoriums in Spain are very little pollutant

The human cremation, as reports the digital diary El Funerario, emits the same greenhouse gases, the GEI, which also dismiss the burning, for example, of fossil fuels of the vehicle, planes or ships traffic, of the thermal power stations or the coal. But, unlike these, the human cremation is below the pollutant levels since by every kilogram of human mater approximately 4.5 kilograms of carbon dioxide are emitted to the atmosphere, bearing in mind the sum of the carbon and the oxygen with the emission that an oven implies putting over 800 centigrade degrees.This is...


18-07-2016 - Funeral rite in the Judaism

Human is the unique species who buries to your deceased, practice that already the Neanderthals realized. It is here, at the moment of burial and funeral, where there are major differences among religions, since each one has your own rite.The funeral rite in the Judaism, according explained in an article of El Mundo, begins before the death, since for them is more important to accompany the person in your last moments of life. Before the burial, the bodies are washed for their purification, the men to the men and the woman to the woman, and they are wrapped in a white...


06-07-2016 - In 2015 the highest number of deaths is registered in Spain

Last year 2015 has finished with 422.276 deaths, as reports PANASEF thanks to a study of the National Institute of Statistics (INE). This information symbolizes that the highest number of deaths is registered in Spain since official information exists in the matter.The gross mortality rate during 2015 also has experienced an increase with regard to the previous year, passing from 8,5‰ in 2014 to 9,1‰ in the following year. This means that in Spain, for the first time, there has been produced a vegetative negative growth, or what is the same thing, for the first...


01-07-2016 - The funeral Islamic rites are incompatible with the Spanish mortuary legislation

The funeral Islamic rites are based in the Koran and the Sunna. These celebrations, which the Islam considers to be essential in the burial as Jose Luis Llaquet, teacher of University Loyola Andalucía Sevilla, explains in a text of the Moslem embassy in Madrid in right of the funeral rituals of this community, they are with shroud of the body with a thin cotton cloth, normally white, and the burial of the corpse without bier in a pit in touch with the land, knocked down on the straight side and with the chest and face orientated towards the Mecca.Llaquet makes clear...


21-06-2016 - One of every three deceased persons is incinerated in Spain

Approximately 35% of the deceased persons in Spain is incinerated or, which is the same thing, the cremation is carried out in one of every three persons in our country, according to a report published by Panasef that this is published by the digital magazine elfunerario.com.This trend to the rise is very different among autonomous and communities and, also, among the diverse social states. This way, Panasef´s study, elaborated from own information and of the statistics of deaths of the INE, indicated that the incineration is realized more in urban areas than in...


17-06-2016 - Galicia regulates the opening of pets´s cemeteries

The Galician Government gave, last week, green light to the decree that regulates the elimination of the animal byproducts not destined for the human consumption. This new regulation allows to the owners to bury their pets in their private lands, for what already it would not be necessary to move the corpses to authorized destruction´s centers.In the decree also there is contemplated the presentation of this service on the third parts, which supposes the entry in functioning for pets´s cemeteries, a service that still was not developed by the autonomous legislation....


13-06-2016 - Reopened to the public the Nefertari and Seti I´s tombs in Egypt

The Egypt and marvels which conceal their spectacular tomb´s lovers are of congratulation, since the Supreme Counselor of Antiques Egyptian has decided to reopen the graves of the Queen Nefertari and the Pharaoh Seti I to the 100 Euros for entry.This measure owes to the great fall of income after last five years of tourist exponential decrease that has suffered the country. To visit two of the principal tombs of the Kings´s Valley, closed to the public for years, it will be an adventure that can already enjoy with the aim, recognized by the Egyptian Antique´s department,...


31-05-2016 - Funespaña inaugurates a new mortuary in Mungia, Bilbao

Mungia, from Bilbao municipality, relies on, from the last Thursday 26th of May, a new mortuary inaugurated by Funeraria Garría, of the Group Funespaña. The new center is located to the beginning of the population, very near to the urban area and opposite to the rugby field. It has created four new direct working places and it will offer service to other villages of the area: Maruri, Gatika and Fruniz.Funespaña has inverted 400.000 € in the building that consists of three funeral rooms, one of bigger than them the rest. All the spaces are totally equipped with...


27-05-2016 - Next Monday 30, it begins 14 International Convention of the FIAT-IFTA

Next Monday May 30 and until Thursday June 2, it will take place in Montreal (Canada) the 14 International Convention of FIAT – IFTA. In the appointment different actions will be carried out among those who can be outlined the exhibition of funeral products and diverse holding a permit visits. In addition, in this edition, FIAT - IFTA will be nominated an international president of the FIAT – IFTA to the president of ALPAR, Teresa Saavedra, who replaces in the cargo Marc Poirier.Between other actions, it will be begun to the World Program of Exchange of Students...


23-05-2016 - The funeral national sector confronts its future in Bilbao

Near 150 professionals of the funeral national sector arrange an appointment in Bilbao, from 26th of May, in the XIII National Congress of PANASEF titled “Challenges of a sector in change”.In this XIII Congress, the representatives of the funeral sector will debate on the aspects that more affect them as sector. In addition, they will analyze how we can approach the concept of the death from an audio-visual point of view with the aim to normalize this process of the life and the funeral sector.The inauguration of the technical day will...


20-05-2016 - A burial costs of average in Spain 3.500 Euros

The funerals are a step necessary for the society and are considered to be services of general interest but, even this way, a burial cost of average in Spain of 3.500 Euros, coming to figures of more from 6.000 Euros in zones as Barcelona, as reports La Opinión of A Coruña.These prices have been influenced by the VAT, that has increased from 8% to 21% in the last years.This increase of the costs has not prevented the demand in the funeral sector, since it is a step of obliges fulfillment. So much it is like this mode, which the demand remains...


11-05-2016 - Bergadana signs a collaboration agreement with ANEA

Bergadana has signed an agreement of sponsorship and long-range partnership with ANEA, the National Federation of businessmen of ambulances.This commitment will enable them to strengthen ties with one of the most important institutions of the Spanish sanitary transport sector. ANEA is a Federation which has proved a great capacity for work, being always willing to promote those changes that may encourage a correct development of the sector. In Bergadana, faithful collaborator of Funergal, they value and fully share these objectives.From now on, will...


19-04-2016 - The main professional associations in the funeral sector in Portugal analysed the current situation in Expo Funeraria

The portuguese town Batalha held last weekend the 1st Edition of the Expo Funeraria - professional trade show of equipment, products, articles and activity services Luctuosa, a professional event aimed at all companies that move in this field of activity. The funeral is a sector that has had a great evolution and innovation in all aspects involved in the last decade. Within this context is born this event with the aim of creating a privileged space for all the market players in order to establish a bridge between the supply and demand and a platform for business contacts.Inside...


22-10-2015 - Entrega de Premios del II Concurso de Cementerios De España

Los premios serán entregados el día 28 de octubre a las 11:30 horas. (Sala Siluro Concept) Cervantes,3 Madrid.El cementerio de Montánchez, el panteón de García Abad de Lugo, el ángel de la Carriona de Avilés y la historia del cementerio de Granada han sido los ganadores del II Concurso de Cementerios de Españaorganizado por la revista Adiós Cultural, editada por Funespaña. Por su parte, el Cementerio de Roques Blanques se hace con el premio a la Mejor iniciativa medioambiental. La votación popular finalizó el día 30 de septiembre a las...


09-04-2015 - An unavoidable meeting for the funereal sector

Italy becomes epicenter the next month of September of the funereal sector for the celebration of the International Convention of the Industry Funeral -50 Anniversary of FeNIOF.A meeting organized by Tanexpo and promoted by FeNIOF (Italian Federation of Directors of Funeral), EFFS(European Federation of funeral services) and FIAT-IFTA (International Federation of Funeral), that Italy goes back after 30 years.Like this, of the 16 to the 19 of septiembre, hundreds of professionals proceeding from the 80 member countries of the FIAT-IFTA, will...


31-03-2015 - How much we die?

It is impossible to combat biological clock; life is a rhythmic phenomenon that has a purpose for everyone. When we lose a loved one, grief is inevitable like the fact that someone dies. Perhaps the respect we have for death, thought to organize a grand farewell to the deceased is the least we can do for him, but the trend is that more and more expensive paid death.More expensive in MadridThe costs of funeral services are increasingly high. According to a report by OCU, die in a city or another you can get more expensive. Madrid is...


31-10-2014 - The death has a price

In the community slightly more than 30.000 deaths were assessed last year // The traditional burials of the body dominate on the incinerations, which suppose an important saving in the costs of the burial // The sector also it suffers the effects of the crisis.They say that the life does not have price, but the death yes has it. And, in addition, with VAT, of 21 % from the polemic raised of 2012. It is in the habit of being said that dying is an evil business and the truth to be that, for the expense that he carries, it does not fit doubt that it it is. The average price of a basic burial...


28-10-2014 - Mémora group will offer funerals "streaming" and sent ash into the stratosphere

Mémora group will offer live webcasts via "streaming" of the funeral of the late so you can follow the ceremony from anywhere in the world and, from 1 January 2015 the ashes of the deceased can be sent into the stratosphere, where it will arrive in a balloon that will disintegrate releasing them into the atmosphere.So I have explained it in simultaneous press conference Monday in Barcelona and Madrid to present balance of the sector and some news, group Mémora, Juan Jesús Domingo, CEO and general director of funeral services of Barcelona, Joan Berenguer.The...


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Spain, with 21 per cent of VAT in the funeral services, is the country of the European Union where more taxes it is paid for dying, a number that has put up the price of the social perception of which expiring is expensive, according to the vice-president of Group Mémora, Eduardo Vidal, who has claimed to the Government a change of tax system in the death.In a celebrated press conference of joint form in Barcelona and Madrid, Eduardo Vidal has asked the authorities to check the taxation and to place to the funeral services in the group of limited VAT,...


24-10-2014 - Orensanos councils promote the use of Galician in cemeteries

Several orensanos Councils will work to which the gravestones of his Galician speakers deceased are written in their language. This initiative, which arises from the staff association for linguistic normalization, materialized yesterday in the Act of commemoration of the day of the restoration of the memory linguistics of Galicia, held at the Cultural Center "Marcos Valcárcel".Date of symbolic character, collective organizer of the ceremony claimed the effort made by anonymous citizens by preserving the use of the Galician language, and expressed their displeasure...


22-09-2014 - I Contest of Cemeteries of Spain

For the present it heads the list of ten finalists of the I Concurso of cemeteries of Spain that has organized the magazine Good-bye, in collaboration with the Association of Undertaker establishments and municipal cemeteries. And Burguete of cemetery is not the only one.The mausoleum of the tenor Julián Gayarre, in of Roncal cemetery, occupies the first position in the category of "Better Funeral Sculpture".The voting is opened the public, who will be able to offer his verdict before September 30, across the web of the magazine revistaadios.es. This...


19-09-2014 - Funespaña increases the number of servicies and sales with a result after taxes give 2.2 million euros

which represents an increase of 6,0 % on the same period of the previous exercise. Of this number, a 1 % they have been realized in Hungary, where the number of services has promoted 738, one 9,3 % superior to the same period of the previous year, as reports the funeral company.The number of income for sales has been 54.903 thousands of Euros opposite to 51.408 thousands of Euros to June, 2013, which has represented an increase of 6,80 %. The result of exploitation, has been 3.582 thousands of Euros opposite to-53 thousands of Euros in June, 2013.The...


02-09-2014 - La Guía Funeraria provides, under Funergal celebration, the first edition of the annual award DIRECTOR OF THE FUNERAL INDUSTRY

La Guía Funeraria as renewed every year and this time has several new features. Will be present at the next edition of the show NFDA in Nashville (12 to 15 October) and then be in Funergal in Ourense (7 and 8 November) where they deliver the VI Awards laguiafuneraria.com, have also set up a new award that is I DIRECTORS FUNERAL INDUSTRY aWARD OF THE YEAR.This award first and only in the sector will be of a personal nature and the aim is to reward the implementation of new, novel or innovative proposals for the sector. The...


24-07-2014 - Funergal integrates a network of international fairs for the funeral sector

The international fairs are one of the vital elements to promote business and competitiveness of each sector, they are an irreplaceable frame for networking, launching new projects, disseminate information, etc. Conscious about, the organization of Funergal has created a network of international fairs that allows this date and consequently,   the attending firms (especially the Galician and other Spanish ones)   can be promoted in the main dates for this rector around the world.The International Fair of Funeral Products and Services that takes place...


10-07-2014 - Memora Group commemorates its 100th anniversary

Serveis Funeraris of Barcelona- Memora Group commemorates this year its century: 100 years life based on the pillars of respect, trust and innovation, and that it was born for the purpose of giving a service to citizens.The company invites the mass media to a meeting the following Wednesday 23th July at the Hotel Alma de Barcelona, where it will be presented the calendar of events linked to the century anniversary by Eduard Vidal, Vice President of the company and other managers, it will be also presented the commemoratory book "100 anys, tota una vida a prop teu"...


09-07-2014 - The coffins produced in Spain will have the N Mark of AENOR after the exigent requirements of AIDIMA

The Technological Institute of the Furniture, Wood, Packing and related, AIDIMA, realizes the essays for the Spanish coffins needed to obtain the N Mark of AENOR, and to check, in that way, that it fulfills all the requirements, revised and published the Spanish rule UNE 190001 “ Coffins, Terminology, Classification and  Technique Characteristics”.The Spanish Association of Standardization and Certification, AENOR, it is done by the auditory of certification, for the consumer confidence and to evaluate if it is environmentally friendly. Nowadays,...


03-06-2014 - PANASEF celebrates its XII National Congress next week in Seville

PANASEF, the National Business Association that represents and defends the common interests of providing companies of funeral and cemetery services, has called on its partners on 12th, 13th and 14th June for the XII National Congress in the city of Seville, which encourages partnership involving industry professionals: "As you all know, these conferences are a unique opportunity for discussion and meeting of all the national funeral industry."


19-05-2014 - GOVERNMENT CREATES THE FORENSIC MEDICAL BOARD

Last Friday, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the creation of the Forensic Medical Board, which provides advice and scientific guidance of expert services both government and public bodies, as medical examiner. In addition, duties include coordination among all Institutes of Legal Medicine and the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences (INTCF) as well as with other international organizations is included to improve the quality of expertise provided to the Courts.


06-05-2014 - The XV National Funeral Sector Symposium will take place this year between 12 and 15 July next month aboard a cruise along the French Riviera.

The XV National Symposium of the Funeral Sector, which this year will be held between 12th and 15th July next month aboard a cruise along the French Riviera. The organization of the Symposium, Funeraria Magazine , would like to celebrate in style the XV edition of the event , which this time change their usual format and moved the celebration...


09-04-2014 - Funespaña communicate due to the death of its founder and adviser Wenceslao López Lamas

Funespaña reported Wednesday to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) from cessation on death fundandor advisor and partner in the company, Wenceslao López Lamas. The funeral services company has not specified whether Lamas fill the vacancy in the board of directors of the company. The entrepreneur nativeof Lugo,...


18-03-2014 - International presence in TANEXPO 2014

TANEXPO, one of the most important international fairs funeral scene, inaugurates its 14th convocation in Bologna (Italy), where about 200 manufacturers showcasing the latest developments in the funeral and cemeterial sectors. Here, attendees can find innovations international firms with a presence in our country and Funeral Products (stand A17-21), and Facultatieve Hygeco International Technologies (D12-D14/E11-E13).Moreover, the most representative funeral contests of Spain, Funermostra (A1-A3) and International Fair Funergal (C8-C10) to be held on 7 and 8 November 2014, will...


08-03-2014 - Adiós Magazine

Adiós Magazine a publication specializing in reflection about death and edited by Funespaña, it has convened the Contest of Cemeteries of Spain 2014. The main objective of this new initiative (magazine and performs two other competitions, Tanatocuentos last 14 years and Poetry for...


05-03-2014 - Funespaña increases its market share in the funeral industry

One of the main funeral firms , which also operates in Hungary, conducted during 2013 a total of 69,216 funeral services , representing an increase of 11.24 % compared to those made in 2012 , according to the company in their website. Also, 31,503 services were provided through the rooms which represented an increase of 11.80% . The total number of cremations carried out in December 2013 increased by 1.78 %, reaching 14,867 services. There have been 21,099 services in cemeteries , of which 9,448 correspond to 11,651 burials and other services.These data represent...


29-10-2013 - The Mémora Group presents the annual report of the funeral industry in Spain

The rise in the VAT rate to 21% adopted by the Government in September last year has increased from 200 to 500 euros, depending on whether it is insured or not , the average price of funeral services . Thus, while in 2012 the death of a person supposed family disbursing 3,600 euros on average , in 2013 amounted to 3,800 ."It is a sector and the entire Spanish society problematic for both the insured and is not for the funeral service has gone up 13 points ," said Group Vice President Mémora , Eduardo F. Vidal , in a press press to celebrate the upcoming November...


21-09-2012 - The new tax will raise the cost of 400 euros funerals.

The Galician Federation of Funeral Servizos Lugo warned that the rise of the value added in this sector from 8% to 21% tax in turn cause an increase in funeral costs by 12% . Thus, an average funeral , priced between 2,500 and 3,000 euros at present, will be increased by about 400 euros.This change will mean that " the vast majority of families hire service lower price and lower quality," said Federation President Jose Becerra . He warned that the Government is decision will affect equally to other related sectors , as is the case of producers of coffins, florists...


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