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Wake (ceremony)

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A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral. Traditionally ... custom in most Celtic countries in Europe for mourners to keep watch or vigil over their dead unt...

How did we get the funeral term 'wake'? - Fun Trivia

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Apr 9, 2003 ... It's called a wake because the mourners stay awake during the night, originally to watch and pray over the corpse 'Wake' is the native English ...

Before The Funeral: Viewings, Wakes And Visitations | Everplans

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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  ...

Google Answers: Word origin - "Wake"

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Why is the gathering before a funeral called a wake? ... Dear Sebastian – Wakes are a very old tradition of the Irish/Celtic people. Wakes were ...

The Funeral Source.com: Vigils & Wakes

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A Wake is the custom of keeping a vigil or watch over a body from death until burial. .... 30 minutes and is usually held in a small funeral chapel which is called

The Differences Between a Funeral and a Wake | Bradshaw-Carter ...

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Wakes and funerals are both types of ceremonies that are used to honor the dead and allow survivors to mourn and remember their loved one. While the two  ...

Why are funerals called wakes? | LBC

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Why do you call a funeral a wake when the person isn't awake? ... They are called wakes as people used to sit with these people all night to check whether they ...

Why is a wake called a wake - Answers.com

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It is called a wake because a long time ago, people believed that you could bring the dead back to life, and by having a gathering after they die, you.

What is the Difference Between a Wake and a Funeral?

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Now I know why it's called a "wake". This got me thinking about how our family might want to conduct our aging father's funeral. At least we'll feel more prepared.

After a death: what happens at a wake - The Light Beyond

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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 ...

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Why is a funeral visitation called a wake? - Ask.com

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A "wake" for the dead harks back to a more antiquated meaning of the word: " watch" or "guard," rather than the "become or stay alert" definition that the word now ...

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In other words, the deceased must be awake among the dead, a state of affairs ... optimism in the face of death—conviviality called upon to reinforce solidarity.

what is the origin of having a wake for the recently deceased ...

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Also again, if the process of explaining the original purpose for a wake doesn't properly explain why it is called a "wake", could somebody ...