HyperDic: ceremonial_occasion

English > 1 sense of the expression ceremonial occasion:
NOUNeventceremonial occasion, ceremony, ceremonial, observancea formal event performed on a special occasion
English > ceremonial occasion: 1 sense > noun 1, event
MeaningA formal event performed on a special occasion.
Synonymsceremony, ceremonial, observance
NarrowerMaundyA public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money
circumstanceformal ceremony about important occasions
commemoration, memorialization, memorialisationA ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something
dedicationA ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose
exercise(usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches
fire walkingThe ceremony of walking barefoot over hot stones or a bed of embers
formality, formalitiesA requirement of etiquette or custom
funeral, obsequyA ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
initiation, induction, installationA formal entry into an organization or position or office
military ceremonyA formal ceremony performed by military personnel
openingA ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
pageant, pageantryA rich and spectacular ceremony
potlatchA 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)
wedding, wedding ceremony, nuptials, hymenealsThe social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
Broaderaffair, occasion, social occasion, function, social functionA vaguely specified social event
Spanishceremonial, ceremonia
Catalancerimonial, cerimònia

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