Ceremony

A ceremony is an event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion. The word may be of Etruscan origin, via the Latin caerimonia ("rites performed by Etruscan pontiffs near Rome.")

Read more about Ceremony:  Ceremonial Occasions, Government Ceremonies, Celebration of Events, Process

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International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival - Venues
... The opening ceremony takes place at the Konyaaltı Amphitheatre or in Antalya Cultural Center in presence of national and international film celebrities invited ... At this ceremony, honorary awards are presented to cinema people for their contribution ... The award ceremony takes place in the closing night at the historical Aspendos Amphitheatre, which holds around 7,000 people ...
Blood Brother
... This is usually done in a ceremony, known as a blood oath, where the blood of each man is mingled together ... The Romanian haiducs had a similar ceremony, though the wine was often replaced with milk so that the blood would be more visible ... In Asian cultures, the act and ceremony of becoming blood brothers is generally seen as a tribal relationship, that is, to bring about alliance between tribes ...
Kagami Biraki - Ceremony
... The ceremony nowadays is also performed at weddings, sporting events, opening days at new companies, and other significant events worthy of being celebrated ... Many Japanese martial arts dojo use the Kagami Biraki ceremony to signify their first practice of the New Year ...
Kiva (album)
... “East Kiva, ‘Calling in the Midnight Water” is a Peyote ceremony ... The Sundance is an elaborate ceremony used by the tribes of the central plains to seek visions and initiate holy men ...
Ceremony - Process
... Ceremonies may have a physical display or theatrical component dance, a procession, the laying on of hands ... A declaratory verbal pronouncement may explain or cap the occasion, for instance I now pronounce you husband and wife ...

Famous quotes containing the word ceremony:

    Those who marry God can become domesticated too—it’s just as hum-drum a marriage as all the others. The word “Love” means a formal touch of the lips as in the ceremony of the Mass, and “Ave Maria” like “dearest” is a phrase to open a letter.
    Graham Greene (1904–1991)

    “Dirty fellow!” exclaimed the Captain, seizing both her wrists, “hark you, Mrs. Frog, you’d best hold your tongue; for I must make bold to tell you, if you don’t, that I shall make no ceremony of tripping you out of the window, and there you may lie in the mud till some of your Monseers come to help you out of it.”
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)

    Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
    Henry James (1843–1916)