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.")
Other articles related to "ceremony":
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word ceremony:
“We are nothing but ceremony; ceremony carries us away, and we leave the substance of things; we hang on to the branches and abandon the trunk and body.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)
“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)
“Dirty fellow! exclaimed the Captain, seizing both her wrists, hark you, Mrs. Frog, youd best hold your tongue; for I must make bold to tell you, if you dont, 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 (17521840)