This increase in cremations could lead to changes in the cremation process. Notably, Maine was considering a bill that would legalize outdoor cremation in the state. So lawmakers are considering bills like this that would no longer be a thing of the past for Viking funerals. Maine is currently considering a bill that would legalize Viking funerals and, and I quote, “outdoor cremation.” The only requirements are that you must do them through non-profit organizations with at least 20 acres of land. Outdoor pyres were made illegal in Britain by the publication of the Cremation Act of 1930. The ceremony, which took place in a field in Northumberland, was the first outdoor cremation in Britain since 1934. For many reasons – pollution, fire hazard, danger to other toxic inhalants – it is illegal to let a whole-body ship burn. The ship will sink, and if it sinks into the sea or drifts too far, it could cause panic with the Coast Guard or local sailors. Outdoor cremation or burning human bodies at the stake is not legal in most parts of the Western world. However, there is one exception. In Crestone, Colorado, the Crestone End of Life Project operates a legal outdoor cremation facility where people can be legally cremated at the stake.
Viking funerals could become legal in the United States as traditions and ideas surrounding death change rapidly. The growing preference for cremation has changed people`s choices about death and funeral. One thing we know for sure about the funeral industry is that managing the arrangements themselves can save us a lot of money. Whether you choose to cremate your loved ones or bury them on your property, there is no doubt that you will save a lot of money. Viking heritage with outdoor cremation can help people save even more money. When it comes to funerals and posthumous decisions, people are more likely to choose options that are better for the environment. People often choose green coffins, refrain from embalming, or choose cremation for themselves or their loved ones. This desire to go green certainly changes the way we approach death. A “Hollywood-style” Viking pyre on earth is illegal in all but one U.S. state. Cremation at sea is also illegal.
However, the authentic burial of Vikings is actually possible and Americans can imitate Viking funeral rites and customs in almost any state. For all we know today, the Viking funeral with a fiery farewell was a rare but important occasion. Early Vikings believed that cremation would help send a spirit to heaven, and many sects carried out standard burials in open spaces where many corpses would be collected, similar to a modern cemetery. The return of the Viking heritage should be accompanied by a warning to adults and children that they may witness. While we can`t always predict how we`ll react to something, it`s important to consider the potential trauma it can cause. Even if the legislator decides to allow a Viking funeral, we and our children must be prepared for any trauma that may result. Cremation of corpses at the stake in the open air may soon be legal in Maine. A bill from the state legislature would allow designated locations in the state to perform outdoor cremation — a funeral ritual that dates back thousands of years, but has largely disappeared from modern United States. Funerals for the dead are spiritual matters, but for the living, funerals are also opportunities to celebrate the gift of life and the life that has just passed.
Throughout human history, feasts have been held when auspicious funerals have been held, including festivals and gatherings of people. Burning a human body can release harmful chemicals that are not healthy for humans to breathe. This is one of the reasons why crematoriums have such strict guidelines that they must follow to ensure the safety of workers and residents nearby. Therefore, burning a corpse outdoors is illegal in the United States to protect us from harmful emissions. As mentioned earlier, real Viking burials are legal, and having one is actually pretty easy too. Here`s how. But that could change. Maine is currently considering a bill that would legalize Viking funerals and, and I quote, “outdoor cremation.” Whether it`s the pop culture-influenced version of the Viking burial or the traditional cremation process, it`s actually illegal in the United States. There are very strict standards for cremation in the United States.
Burning the body of a loved one outdoors, including on public land, is currently illegal in the United States. This makes Viking-type cremations impossible. If you are looking for a financial breakdown of the funeral, check out our article here. Unfortunately, Viking funerals are basically illegal everywhere in the United States. There are two places in Colorado where you can burn the remains of people outside, but they only allow 12 funerals a year. Viking burial is not legal in the United States. The modern version of a Viking burial with a corpse burned in a boat at sea is illegal. More traditional Viking burials, such as burying the body in a boat and burning the body at the stake, are also illegal in most states. Vikings haven`t been active in a millennium, but Viking funerals still evoke a sense of fear and wonder. The iconic ritual of a fiery farewell is something that many people are interested in and that they may want to emulate for their own farewells. Viking funerals could give people a real chance to save money and avoid dealing with a funeral director in the first place. Although funeral homes are there to help, some people may prefer to deal with death in private.
For the modern imagination, the Vikings conjure up images of dragon-headed longships and the fierce, blonde, tough warriors they made. The Viking border is emblematic in movies and literature. In Maine, it has been proposed to legalize the practice to a limited extent. Only time will tell if it will become an additional place for outdoor cremation in the future. Let`s talk more about Viking funeral customs and how you can represent them, even if they are illegal in the United States. So if the legislator legalized Viking Funerals, there would be a lot of odor complaints. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about it unless there is a way to burn the body of a loved one lost in a non-residential area or reach those high cremation temperatures outside a crematorium. There is still a lot of research to be done here. Most Viking funerals included some or all of the following: “While a Hollywood-style Viking burial is logistically impossible and completely illegal, authentic Viking rooting is actually legal.
Cremation or burial on land or water to mimic Viking funeral rites and customs is a real possibility in the United States. This seems pretty routine with the growing popularity of cremation in the United States, but fortunately, this is where the similarity between Vikings and American funerals ends. Whether on television or reading the history of the Vikings, there is a lot we know about Viking burials now. Depending on the source, you may have seen different ideas about a Viking burial and how they performed it. So let`s talk about the different styles of Viking lands and their legality here in the United States. The Viking funeral includes the burial of the deceased in a boat. While it was like sending them to sea, it was more about putting the deceased in a boat with all their valuable possessions and burying them underground. Now that we know what a Viking burial is, we can ask if it`s legal in New York State. The answer? Well, that`s kind of it. According to Funeral Companion, you can cremate a corpse in the water as long as it is three nautical miles from shores and beaches. The materials, boat, urn and anything burned must meet the environmental standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
There is also a special permit that must be obtained from the EPA to perform a burial at sea. But the EPA`s website also states that burning a boat or floating pyre is not allowed under the special permit for burial at sea. Of course, human sacrifice is certainly not legal in New York. Burial at sea is legal in certain circumstances, but is subject to the law. However, the rules on what is legal in international waters are difficult to determine. Here is a link to the maritime borders and borders of the United States. It would be impossible to generate this amount of heat by burning wood and a body on the water without considering that shooting a flaming arrow at a boat with a corpse would also be highly illegal. Overall, the growing interest in Viking burials is not surprising given the increase in cremations over the past decade.