Each culture, each nation, and even each family, has its own traditions. They appear in many aspects of our lives: from food to wedding celebrations and all the other celebrations throughout the year. We also have traditions when it comes to death and grieve: for example, we write an obituary, we gather together or we organise a funeral followed by a get-together... Let’s travel a bit, at least virtually, and cross the Channel to Ireland. There, we might be invited to a quite surprising “Irish Wake”. An Irish Wake is actually a mix of a wake and a “party” thrown after the passing of a loved one: friends and family gather together to eat and drink, to dance and sing and, more importantly, to remember the life of the deceased and share memories. In short, it is a genuine celebration of life, to ensure a “good passing away”! Even if we should not abandon all our traditions - and while everyone copes with grief differently -, below are some ideas to celebrate a loved one’s life and to swap sadness with laughter.