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 ...
Wakes and funerals are both types of ceremonies that are used to honor the
dead and allow ... In many instances, the wake is held the night before the funeral
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
Alongside the religious wake was the tradition of "waking the corpse," which has
its origins long before Christianity. This practice of holding an all-night vigil over ...
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 ...
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 ...
In other words, the deceased must be awake among the dead, a state of affairs ...
Mud, "the men actually presented themselves before the rest of the assembly, ...
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
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
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 ...