The gathering that takes place after a funeral is called as a luncheon in certain cultures and a wake in others. In the former, the deceased’s close family members typically assemble for a dinner apart from the funeral home, such as at a church.
On the other hand, wakes could extend up to three days and frequently involve drinking and singing. Particularly in Irish families, they are customary.
Some wakes take place before the funeral, while others take place after. Both luncheons and wakes are occasions for people to share memories of the deceased and offer support to the living.