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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...

Why is a funeral visitation called a wake? | Reference.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 ...

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

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The practice of 'waking' the dead (having someone sit with the deceased from the time of death until burial in case he 'wakes up') began out of .... a corpse that " wakens" called Finnegan's Wake. i'm sure someone can find the ...

Reception after the funeral - LastingPost

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The reception after the funeral, which is sometimes called the wake, is an opportunity to mourn the passing of the person who has died and, as importantly,  ...

Wake - rituals, world, burial, body, funeral, life, customs, time, person

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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.

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. ... modern funeral custom that has generally supplanted the wake. (see: U.S. .... 30 minutes and is usually held in a small funeral chapel which is called

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 ...

What is the Difference Between a Wake and a Funeral?

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A wake is a time for visiting and commemorating the dead, while a funeral is a formal, sometimes religious, ceremony ... Now I know why it's called a "wake".

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 ... A wake was held 3 days up to a week and since there were no funeral homes, the wake was held at the person's last residence or at a family ...

Why is a wake after a funeral called a wake - Answers.com

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someone was once pronounced dead after consuming lots of alcohol,the person came to a couple of days later,people involved decided in future if anybody ...

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

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For example, a wake is a more informal time for visitation and remembrance of the dead, whereas a funeral typically contains structured rituals and is often ...

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  ...

How did we get the funeral term 'wake'? - FunTrivia Homepage

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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 ...