A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral.
... wakes are often performed at a funeral home or another convenient location. ...
watch or vigil over their dead ...
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
The practice of "funeral games" occurs as a common theme in accounts of funeral
... optimism in the face of death—conviviality called upon to reinforce solidarity.
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 ...
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.
Sep 23, 2011 ... Originally, it was called a wake because in the days before embalming, one
couldn't be sure if someone was dead or not, and having a loud ...
But a country funeral where the deceased is an old person can be one hell of an
excuse to try the ... The main part of the grieving process is called 'the wake.
The Viewing-friends and family gather at the funeral home to pay last .... a corpse
that "wakens" called Finnegan's Wake. i'm sure someone can ...
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
Aug 29, 2015 ... A wake is an Irish funeral tradition. ... We have always simply called the post-
funeral gathering a reception and any foods traditional to the ...