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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 ... Origin[edit]. The term wake originated from Middle English wakien , waken, from Old English wacan,...

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. ... times (unsuccessfully) throughout history to abolish the consumption of

wake | religious rite | Britannica.com

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Wake, watch or vigil held over the body of a dead person before burial and ... Doubtless it had a superstitious origin, the fear of evil spirits hurting or even ... have a custom equivalent to waking, which, however, is distinct from funeral feasts.

what is the origin of having a wake for the recently deceased ...

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I was raised in a Jewish household and having a wake must not be a Jewish custom, because I've been to funerals, but I've never been to a ...

The Irish Wake - RIP.ie

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The Irish Wake is perhaps one of the best known funeral traditions ... The origin of the wake probably dates back to the ancient Jewish custom of leaving the ...

Google Answers: Word origin - "Wake"

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Dear Sebastian – Wakes are a very old tradition of the Irish/Celtic people. Wakes were customarily held the day before a funeral or burial of the ...

History of the Funeral | Seattle Funerals, Cremations and Funeral ...

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I. Early Funeral Rites The history of funeral service is a history of mankind. ... Wakes held today come from ancient customs of keeping watch over the deceased ...

Traditional Irish Funerals - Irish Burial Traditions of Ireland

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There are many ideas on the origin of the Irish wake for example one such myth is that it originated as a result of the Irish fondness for drinking stout which used ...

An "Irish Wake" - RootsWeb - Ancestry.com

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The traditional Irish Wake was commonplace around Ireland up until about the ... This wasn't a time for tears to say the least, it was more of a party than a funeral.

Why Is the Funeral Ritual Important? - GriefWords.com

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Rich in history and rife with symbolism, the funeral ceremony helps us acknowledge the reality of the death, gives testimony to the life of the deceased, ...

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Broadly speaking, wakes are parties or social gatherings held in connection with funerals. These sometimes involve keeping watch beside the corpse and ...

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 ... Proper Funeral Wake Attire · History of the Funeral Custom Wake ...

Funeral Customs: Chapter IV: Wakes, Mutes, Wailers, Sin-Eating ...

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Funeral Customs, by Bertram Puckle, at sacred-texts.com. ... This was the origin of the "wake" or "watching." Now there is no human necessity which has not ...