I just found out today that May is Cemetery Appreciation Month!
It’s not an official declaration by any means, but those in cemetery circles have been celebrating; and that is good enough for me! Cemeteries are often seen as taboo, so seeing them celebrated makes me very happy.
Cemeteries are a beautiful place to visit and right now with COVID-19 ravaging the world, cemeteries are a great place to social distance as they are not often bustling with people.
So in honour of Cemetery Appreciation Month, I have created a little bucket list for myself.
• Volunteer some time to fulfill some photo requests in my area for Find A Grave.com – This is a great way to explore, take some photos and help others. Using Find a Grave, anyone can request photos of a particular grave. This is usually used in research, most commonly genealogy.
• Visit a cemetery I have not visited before – This is a great opportunity to take a little road trip.
• Visit my favourite local cemetery – It’s been at least a year since I have been to Eyre cemetery, here in Sudbury. This is a great opportunity to pay another visit.
• Have a picnic in a cemetery – I am taking a cue from a new Instagram account I follow for this one – cemeterylunches “Promoting death positivity one meal at a time”.
Happy Cemetery Appreciation Month!