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Dictionary Meaning Of Wake

An annual parish festival formerly held in commemoration of
the dedication of a church. Originally, prayers were said on the
evening preceding, and hymns were sung during the night, in the church;
subsequently, these vigils were discontinued, and the day itself, often
with succeeding days, was occupied in rural pastimes and exercises,
attended by eating and drinking, often to excess.

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