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ceremony

noun caerimonia, celebration, conventionality, festive occasion, festivity, formal occasion, formality, memorialization, observance, official reeeption, prescribed procedure, reception, rite, ritual, solemn observance, solemnity, solemnization, state occasion
Associated concepts: ceremonial marriage, marriage cereeonies, testimentary ceremonies
See also: arrangement, custom, form, formality, protocol, remembrance, solemnity
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With these two themes, the director wants to express passion and peace at the ceremonies.
Guests do not need tickets for admission to the ceremonies and there will be open seating.
Anne Barber, Civil Ceremonies managing director, said the number of ceremonies went up every year.
Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington and elsewhere are coordinated by the President's Veterans Day National Committee.
Some queer students, however, fear that special ceremonies might paint them as one-dimensional.
No recent historian of the Civil War either has taken notice of flag presentation ceremonies except Robert Bonner who treats the subject very briefly as a part of his larger study of flags in the Confederacy.
In the letter, AU stated that "holding graduation ceremonies in such a venue constitutes a strong message of unconstitutional endorsement of religion by requiring students and their families to choose between missing graduation .
Main reception--the various ceremonies above may be performed just with the immediate family, or rolled into the overall reception (this writer has seen both).
Officials say the ceremonies are an example of how Newcastle City Council is widening the choice of civil ceremonies.
The Nubian Wedding Book: Words and Rituals to Celebrate and Plan an African-American Wedding (Three Rivers Press, March 1998, ISBN 0-609-80185-6) by Ingrid Sturgis is a comprehensive wedding planning guide with details about ceremonies, vows, toasts, wedding prayers, libations and recipes, as well as anecdotes and suggestions for Afrocentric gift giving.
The ceremonies were conducted at the 835th Transportation Battalion, Okinawa, Japan; the 836th Transportation Battalion, in Yokohama, Japan; and the 837th Transportation Battalion, Pusan, Korea.
Of course, even individuals who participate in invalid wedding ceremonies may be considered married at some point under state law.