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Do they have some kind of a magical funeral or are they buried in a usual muggle cemetery?

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    Burned at the stake? :o) Mar 18 '17 at 15:28
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    @Edlothiad didn't Dumbledore get a fancy tomb near the lake? The Potters were buried in Godric's Hollow. Mar 18 '17 at 15:51
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    No, those were Potters. Remember that Voldy gets the Elder Wand from Dumbledore's tomb near Hogwarts. This was asked here Mar 18 '17 at 15:54
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    I'm waiting for the punch-line...
    – n00dles
    Mar 18 '17 at 16:04
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    @n00dles - Reluctantly! (Ba-doom tish).
    – Valorum
    Mar 18 '17 at 17:15
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It seems that there is no specific ritual. Lily and James were buried in a more or less normal graves in Godric's Hollow:

Lily and James' tombstone

Harry Potter Wikia, where this image comes from, also states that Ignotus Peverell (the original owner/creator of Harry's Cloak of Invisibility), as well as Ariana and Kendra Dumbledore lay in the same cemetery.

Same Wikia also notes that the St. Jerome's graveyard, where the mentioned persons lay, is for both Muggles and Wizards.

Alternatively, wizards can be cremated, along with their wands, as ThruGog points out in their answer.

However, Dumbledore had a special funeral ceremony (image from Pottermore):

Dumbledore funeral

and a tomb on Hogwarts grounds, next to the lake:

Dumbledore's grave

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  • I may be wrong but I think the questioner may have been asking about the ceremonies, not the tombs. Mar 18 '17 at 16:19
  • @TheDarkLord "buried in a muggle cemetery" is what I was guided by. Mar 18 '17 at 16:37
  • Ah yes, now I remember!
    – Edlothiad
    Mar 18 '17 at 16:38
  • There is evidence that they can be cremated - I gave an answer about wands burning because there was evidence that they could be buried or cremated with their owners.
    – ThruGog
    Mar 18 '17 at 17:18
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    @ThruGog thanks! I'm out of votes for today, but I'll upvote you tomorrow! Mar 18 '17 at 20:52

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