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.")
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... 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 ...
... “East Kiva, ‘Calling in the Midnight Water” is a Peyote ceremony ... “South Kiva, ‘Mother Ayahuasca” is an Ayahuasca ceremony from the South American rainforest ... The Sundance is an elaborate ceremony used by the tribes of the central plains to seek visions and initiate holy men ...
... 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 ...
... The ceremony nowadays is also performed at weddings, sporting events, opening days at new companies, and other significant events worthy of being celebrated ... martial arts dojo use the Kagami Biraki ceremony to signify their first practice of the New Year ...
... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word ceremony:
“But ceremony never did conceal,
Save to the silly eye, which all allows,
How much we are the woods we wander in.”
—Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“That popular fable of the sot who was picked up dead-drunk in the street, carried to the dukes house, washed and dressed and laid in the dukes bed, and, on his waking, treated with all obsequious ceremony like the duke, and assured that he had been insane, owes its popularity to the fact that it symbolizes so well the state of man, who is in the world a sort of sot, but now and then wakes up, exercises his reason and finds himself a true prince.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)