A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral.
Traditionally ... It is a misconception that people at a wake are waiting in case the
deceased should "wake up...
The need to mark someone's death as an event affecting a whole group of ... of a
straightforward fear of dead people and what they are able to do to the living, ...
The prospect is chilling, and numerous people have gone to great lengths to ...
The practice of 'waking' the dead (having someone sit with the ...
Watch or vigil held over the body of a dead person before burial and sometimes
... Note: we do not allow links to external resources in editor. ... These services,
officially termed Vigiliae by the church, appear to have existed from the ... Wakes
soon degenerated into fairs; people from neighbouring parishes journeyed over
Different religions have different perspectives on holding a viewing, wake, ... A
visitation can take place any time, before or after the funeral service or ... The
option of holding a viewing before the funeral is up to the family of the deceased.
People would come and socialise and remember the departed person's life. ...
The Wake is the period of time from death until the body is conveyed to the care
of the church ... If the body is of a man - he has to be clean shaven before the
habit is put on. 6. ... Preparation and then Keening does not wait for the arrival or
Certain customs and traditions surround death in Ireland. Here you can read
about Irish Wakes. ... Whatever the origins, there is no doubt that the ceremony of
the wake has ... Some people touch the hands or head of the corpse for a few
seconds or sprinkle some holy water (which is often on a nearby table), on the
Different cultures have different beliefs about the wake, but generally people stay
up all night with the deceased as a mark of respect, although wakes can ...
A room will be prepared for the deceased, in the past it would have been a parlor
... A wake can last for a few days to allow people to come from afar to pay their ...
In the U.S., the body of the deceased is typically displayed in an open casket
during ... to break through the denial that often surrounds death, and it can bring
a sense of ... For some people, though, the thought of viewing the body may give
rise to uncomfortable feelings, particularly if they have never attended a wake