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Wake (ceremony) - Wikipedia

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A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral. Traditionally ... "Wake". The American Heritage Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved 8 August...

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

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Wakes and funerals are both types of ceremonies that are used to honor the dead and allow survivors to mourn and remember their loved one. While the two  ...

Important Etiquette Tips For Wakes, Viewings, and Visitations ...

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Wakes, viewings, and visitations are all ways of spending time with the body of the person who died and the family of the person who died before the funeral ...

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 ...

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

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According to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1978), the wake is "a vigil ... The practice of "funeral games" occurs as a common theme in accounts of ...

funeral wake | WordReference Forums

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In the US this vigil is called "visitation" but it has the main meaning of ... A funeral wake is where every one gets together after the final rights for ...

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. This once-common practice survives among Roman Catholics in English ...

What is the Difference Between a Wake and a Funeral? - wiseGEEK

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A wake is a time for visiting and commemorating the dead, while a funeral is a ... the word 'wake' here actually refers to a different (now-obsolete) meaning, more ...

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,  ...