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...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
It is called a wake because a long time ago, people believed that you could bring
the ... A wake was held 3 days up to a week and since there were no funeral ...
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".
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,
Sep 23, 2011 ... The purpose of a wake, again, is to show respect to the deceased and their family
.... Originally, it was called a wake because in the days before ...
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 ...