There are various reasons to delay a burial. For most people, it is preferable to do it as soon as possible. However, not everyone feels that way.
Macau’s gambling king Stanley Ho (何鸿燊) passed away in May last year. However, he was only buried this year, with all his sons present for the funeral.
On 26th May 2020, it was announced that the billionaire had passed away from an illness at the age of 98. A year later, they buried his body at the family cemetery, the Chiu Yuen Cemetery, Mount Davies. His burial was delayed as a Feng Shui master stated there was no suitable day for a burial last year. As such, his family stored his body temporarily at TWGHs Coffin Home starting 17th July 2020.
Stanley Ho was buried beside his parents on 30th May. The Ho cemetery supposedly has good feng shui and beautiful scenery, which is why the plot costs about 1 million Hong Kong dollars. All his family members were present, including his four sons, Mario Ho (何猷君), Orlando Ho (何猷啟), Lawrence Ho (何猷龍) and Arnaldo Ho (何猷亨).
As the entire family was in attendance, the area was covered with security detail. Second son Lawrence Ho was seen carrying his father’s picture during the funeral. His daughters Pansy Ho (何超瓊) and Daisy Ho (何超凤) went to the cemetery ahead of others to prepare for the burial at 10am. The rest of the Ho family showed up consecutively for the funeral. It was apparently drizzling during the burial.
Although the funeral took place almost a year late, at the very least the entire Ho family could be in attendance for it. May the Macau gambling king rest in peace.