ceremonial occasion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ceremonial occasion a formal event performed on a special occasion "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
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Usage

In literature:

Another occasion for a feast is given by the marriage ceremony.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
The presence of the young Fraulein was of rare occurrence upon occasions of judicial ceremony in the old town-hall.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348" by Various
There was then an interchange of sundry ceremonies of state to render the occasion imposing.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
He found the warrior already attired for the ceremony, and girding on a most magnificent sword, which he only used on solemn occasions.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
In the ceremonial occasioned by the Sultan's accession, a guard of honour under Major J.H.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
Madame Podvin went in search of a certain stout strap used upon Fouchette on special occasions of ceremonial penological procedure.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
There was the usual array of ceremonies appropriate to occasions like this.
"A Prairie Infanta" by Eva Wilder Brodhead
Use was restricted to ceremonial occasions in all recorded instances.
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
On one occasion, namely, "the day of blood" in the Spring, the chief ceremony was held.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
Petticoats are worn by ladies on ceremonial occasions and the long robe is removed when in the house.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

SO, IT'S A NEW YEAR and while the ceremonial turning of the calendar page is a momentous occasion, the realities of 2012 are very much like the ones we dealt with last year.
So, it's a new year and while the ceremonial turning of the calendar page is a momentous occasion, the realities of 2012 are very much like the ones we dealt with last year.
When the United States welcomes a new foreign ambassador, the credentialing ceremony is an occasion for pomp and formality—a precise diplomatic dance steeped in centuries of tradition and timed to the minute.
The Dodgers sported green jerseys and caps in honor of the occasion and there were leprechauns on hand for the opening ceremonies.
People in Japan today wear kimonos mainly for special occasions, such as weddings and tea ceremonies.
Ann Smith wasn't going to let the occasion go by without a little ceremony.
The Original Oyster House expanded with a new dining room recently, marking the occasion May 31 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce.
The occasion was a ceremony with President Obama and former President George W Bush to commemorate the unveiling of the portraits of the former president and Laura Bush.
Veterans Day events and ceremonies were held in Kalamazoo Sunday marking the occasion held in communities across the nation.
Sen Coggs and Alderwoman Milele Coggs will be the master and mistress of ceremony for the occasion.
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