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":
... 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 ... Many Japanese martial arts dojo use the Kagami Biraki ceremony to signify their first practice of the New Year ...
... 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 ...
... ‘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 ...
... 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:
“Such a set of tittle tattle, prittle prattle visitants! Oh Dear! I am so sick of the ceremony and fuss of these fall lall people! So much dressingchitchatcomplimentary nonsenseIn short, a country town is my detestation. All the conversation is scandal, all the attention, dress, and almost all the heart, folly, envy, and censoriousness.”
—Frances Burney (17521840)
“We want beans, not goals.”
—Mexican steelworkers banner at opening ceremony of 1986 World Cup soccer championship.
“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)