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...
Apr 9, 2003
A viewing (also
Why is the gathering before a funeral
Why do you call a funeral a wake when the person isn't awake? ... They are
Now I know why it's
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 ...
In other words, the deceased must be
Also again, if the process of explaining the original purpose for a wake doesn't
properly explain why it is