What is ceremony?

  • (noun): Any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way.
    Example: "The ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine"; "he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball"; "he disposed of it without ceremony"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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.")

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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 ... 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 ... “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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "ceremony":

  • (noun): The proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion.
    Example: "An inaugural ceremony"

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)

    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)

    We want beans, not goals.
    —Mexican steelworkers’ banner at opening ceremony of 1986 World Cup soccer championship.