Both celebrations involve large family gatherings and I often wonder how they can work up enthusiasm year after year, after year (you get the idea).
In my family of origin, funerals were the large family gatherings we attended. No reunions. No Christmas dinners. No bridal/baby showers. No nothing.
There may have been weddings, but I might have been too young to remember anything that occurred. When you are born as far down the line as I was, you tend to miss out on a few things.
But those funerals were something else.