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 ...
In many instances, the wake is held the night before the funeral. Those in
attendance at the wake are able to sit with the body, as they spend some quiet
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
Traditionally, a wake is held on the night before a funeral. Attendees at the wake
stay up all night with the body, which is laid out so that people can visit and ...
respects and to express sympathy, the day or evening before a funeral. The
practice of remaining with a corpse to safeguard it until burial began in ancient
A Wake is the custom of keeping a vigil or watch over a body from death until
burial. ... man died, his face was shaved clean before being dressed. The body
Catholic funeral rites are comprised of three parts: the wake, funeral Mass and
committal. Since the wake -- also called a vigil -- is the first of these rites, it's also
It's quite common for a visitation (sometimes called a wake) to be held during the
.... During warm weather funerals, you want to dress appropriately for the event ...
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 ...
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 ...