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A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral. Traditionally ... The term wake was originally used to denote a prayer vigil, often an annual event held on the feast day of the saint to whom a parish church was ...

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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 ...

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Linguistically, the word wake is connected to the word watch, as in surveillance. ... What a wake does is provide loved ones with an opportunity to come to terms ...

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The term wake is also sometimes used to refer to the ... who come to the funeral parlor to pay ... The corpse will normally be dressed in white linen and laid

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According to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1978), the wake is "a vigil ... After the burial, the opportunity to do so would be absent" (O'Suilleahbain ...

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Q: Word origin - "Wake" ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars ... The time during the wake was for family and friends to come and view the body and pay ...

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I was raised in a Jewish household and having a wake must not be a ... you dress up a corpse and then have a bunch of people come and look at it. ... why it is called a "wake", could somebody provide the etymology as well?

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wake: Watch or vigil held over the body of a dead person before burial and sometimes accompanied by festivity; also, in England, a vigil kept in commemoration ...

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Customs and traditions. Certain customs and traditions surround death in Ireland. Here you can read about Irish Wakes. The Irish Wake is perhaps one of the ...