Taiwan throws lively funerals, complete with miniskirt-clad marching bands

TAIWAN - Funerals are usually very sombre affairs. However, there are people who prefer to have a lively send-off when they pass away.

Video recordings of a Taiwanese female marching band playing the dearly departed a medley of upbeat songs at their funerals have become popular on Youtube.

The pretty band members, dressed in mini-skirts, play various musical instruments while marching in different formations around the closed casket.

The lively, uplifting music also helps to ease the pains of grieving family and friends, reminding them that the deceased would not wish to see them sad.