Originally Posted by led
Just as my impression with his post. Family's reaction in wake has nothing to do with culture, it all depends on how emotionally open they are.
It has everything to do with culture. British funerals are reserved affairs and the wakes tend to be drunken and raucous. In some cultures funerals are over-the-top falling about drama-fests, which I frankly can't abide. It's definitely cultural.