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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 ...

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,  ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

Why is a wake called a wake - Answers

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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 ...

The Funeral Source.com: Vigils & Wakes

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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 a (kapella) ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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  ...

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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.