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What color do you wear to a Chinese funeral?

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Chinese funeral traditions vary across the country, but most require clothing to be dark, typically in the color black. White is sometimes acceptable and is accompanied by pink or red if the deceased person was over the age of 80.

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A deceased person in China is typically clothed in a white robe for the funeral service. Guests traditionally tuck white envelopes with paper money inside the robe. The money is intended to help with funeral costs, and the amount given by each mourner depends on his relationship to the deceased person. During the funeral procession after the service, sons and daughters wear black and white mourning clothes while grandchildren wear blue.

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