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General words for ceremonies

ceremonial

noun

all the activities and traditions relating to a particular ceremony

ceremony

noun

a formal public event with special traditions, actions, or words

commemoration

noun

something intended to honour and remember an important person or event

commencement

noun

a graduation ceremony

communicator

noun

someone who expresses thoughts, feelings, or information to another person, for example by speaking or writing

convocation

noun

in some universities, especially in the US, an official ceremony at which university students receive their degrees

dedication

noun

an official ceremony at which a new building is given a special connection with a particular person as a sign of admiration or respect for them

graduation

noun

a ceremony at which you are given a degree or other qualification

induction

noun

the process or formal act of accepting someone into a group or job

initiation

noun

a process or ceremony in which someone becomes a member of an organization or group

installation

noun

an official ceremony in which someone is put in an important job or position

investiture

noun

a public ceremony in which someone is given an official title

march-past

noun

a ceremony in which an important person stands and watches soldiers marching past them

observance

noun

a part of a religious or official ceremony

parade

noun

a public celebration in which a large group of soldiers march together, or an official ceremony in which soldiers march or stand in rows

pomp

noun

formal ceremony, especially involving expensive clothes, special traditions etc

pow-wow

noun

a traditional Native American ceremony

presentation

noun

a ceremony at which something such as a prize is given to someone

presentation

noun

the process of giving something such as a prize to someone at a ceremony

review

noun

an official ceremony when an important person visits a group of soldiers, sailors etc

rite of passage

noun

a ceremony or event that marks an important stage in someone’s life, for example becoming an adult

ritual

noun

a formal ceremony

salute

noun

a ceremony or public event in honour of an important person

solemnities

noun

ceremonies that are held to celebrate a serious and important occasion

swearing-in

noun

an official ceremony in which someone beginning an important job formally promises to do their duty

testimonial

noun

an event that is organized as a formal way of thanking someone for their work

unveiling

noun

the act of removing the cover from something such as a statue as part of an official ceremony, or the ceremony itself

enthronement

noun

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