ceremonial occasion

Definitions of ceremonial occasion
  1. noun
    a formal event performed on a special occasion
    synonyms: ceremonial, ceremony, observance
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    circumstance
    formal ceremony about important occasions
    funeral
    a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
    hymeneals, nuptials, wedding, wedding ceremony
    the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
    pageant, pageantry
    a rich and spectacular ceremony
    dedication
    a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose
    opening
    a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
    commemoration, memorialisation, memorialization
    a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something
    military ceremony
    a formal ceremony performed by military personnel
    induction, initiation, installation
    a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    exercise
    (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches
    fire walking
    the ceremony of walking barefoot over hot stones or a bed of embers
    formalities, formality
    a requirement of etiquette or custom
    Maundy
    a public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money
    potlatch
    a ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth (sometimes, formerly, to his own impoverishment)
    inaugural, inauguration
    the ceremonial induction into a position
    burial, entombment, inhumation, interment, sepulture
    the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
    sky burial
    a traditional Tibetan funeral ritual in which the corpse is exposed to the open air to be eaten by sacred vultures
    rededication
    a new dedication
    coronation, enthronement, enthronisation, enthronization, investiture
    the ceremony of installing a new monarch
    bar mitzvah
    (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
    bas mitzvah, bat mitzvah, bath mitzvah
    (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
    commencement, commencement ceremony, commencement exercise, graduation, graduation exercise
    an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
    type of:
    affair, function, occasion, social function, social occasion
    a vaguely specified social event
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