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
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 ...
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, ...
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
Jul 14, 2014 ... The grave error was only discovered when a funeral attendee ... 3. Bus driver
asked kids if they were 'ready to die' before fatal crash: mom. 4.
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 ...
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 ...
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