potlatch

Definitions of potlatch
  1. noun
    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)
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    type of:
    feast, fete, fiesta
    an elaborate party (often outdoors)
    ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance
    a formal event performed on a special occasion
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