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...
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
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.
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
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 ...
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 ...
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,
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".
Funeral Customs, by Bertram Puckle, at sacred-texts.com. ... It may have
originated in attempts to "raise" the dead, as it is suggestively called; in other
words to ...
The Irish Wake is perhaps one of the best known funeral traditions associated
with Ireland. The Wake, the glorious send-off of departed loved ones, is a ...