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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_(ceremony)

A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral. Traditionally, a wake takes place in the house of the deceased with the body ...

www.everplans.com/articles/important-etiquette-tips-for-wakes-viewings-and-visitations

Wakes, viewings, and visitations are all ways of spending time with the body of the person who died and the family of the person who died before the funeral ...

www.everplans.com/articles/before-the-funeral-viewings-wakes-and-visitations

A viewing (also called a wake) may be brief and take place immediately before the funeral service, or may last for up to three days before the service. A visitation  ...

findersfree.com/other-stuff/difference-funeral-wake

Apr 5, 2012 ... A wake, commonly known in the US and Canada as a viewing, is traditionally held on the night before a funeral. The wake is the time for the ...

www.thespruce.com/what-do-i-do-during-a-visitation-or-wake-1216547

Mar 5, 2017 ... Funerals are often preceded by a wake or visitation. Know what to do during the visitation or wake before a funeral. Here are some tips.

www.deathreference.com/Vi-Z/Wake.html

The "junketing and dancing" take place in order to wake the person up again. .... Mud, "the men actually presented themselves before the rest of the assembly, ...

peopleof.oureverydaylife.com/wake-before-funeral-catholic-church-3050.html

Catholic funeral rites are comprised of three parts: the wake, funeral Mass and ... and it usually happens either the night before or the morning of the funeral Mass.

www.thelightbeyond.com/after_a_death_what_happens_at_a_wake.html

When a person dies, family and friends often gather together in the hours or days before the funeral to view the body, share memories of the deceased, and ...

connect.legacy.com/profiles/blogs/should-i-attend-the-funeral-wake-or-visitation

Aug 16, 2012 ... For example, when Hollywood composer Marvin Hamlisch recently died, his two- day wake at a funeral home (before his funeral at a ...

thefuneralsource.org/trad15.html

the day or evening before a funeral. The practice of remaining with a corpse to safeguard it until burial began in ancient times. The vigil became a religious