ceremonial occasion

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He said that the Convocation of the University is a landmark in the lives of the graduating students and the University and not a ceremonial occasion, marking the end of scholastic period and heralding the beginning of a practical career.
We take your visit not as a ceremonial occasion, very powerful, but a third opening after the two states, after the year of Annapolis, and now the year to implement the highest and the greatest hopes we have.
The ceremonial occasion was attended by Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, incorporating Major General Dr Obaid Al Kutbi, Deputy Commander General of ABu Dhabi Police, Major General Nasser Likhraibani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Interior Minister s Office and other officers.
While the visit of the Japanese Emperor and the Empress is an important ceremonial occasion to strengthen Indo- Japan relations, the choice of the ousted minister ( as the special envoy) is hardly going to benefit the ties.
Mayor of Wirral David Mitchell said: "The homecoming parade is always a great ceremonial occasion and gives us all the chance to show our support for the regiment and for the armed forces generally.
Mrs Fox's ill-considered and snide remarks attacked the ceremonial occasion of the Queen's Speech, the presentation of which is the envy of other countries the world over (however much Mrs Fox feels it is out of date in the present financial climate).
He wants his send-off to be a low-key affair, despite the Queen wanting to make it a major ceremonial occasion.
Another highlight of day's event is the African masquerade, another ancient tradition of Africa, used to entertain, to commend achievers, to chastise evil-doers, to bring messages of hope, peace, or impending disaster, to mourn the dead or to receive a special newborn, or to grace a ceremonial occasion like a festival.
A festival, by its very definition, is an organized public celebration on a festive or ceremonial occasion.
That was a ceremonial occasion strictly for the TV cameras, a glittering occasion designed to avert her loyal subjects' gaze away from the unpleasant reality of Coalition plans to stuff the elderly.
Despite typically large numbers of security personnel for the ceremonial occasion, eyewitnesses say the attackers were able to keep shooting for well over a minute.
Former Durham City MP Gerry Steinberg was granted the freedom of the city in a ceremonial occasion, 18 years after he nominated Archbishop Desmond Tutu for the honour.
It would overshadow anything the Queen would say and relegate the state opening to being a ceremonial occasion.
The ceremonial occasion was held at the VIP lounge of the Bole Airport with the Ethiopian B767-300 ALO flaunting the livery of Star Alliance pompously and the debut parking of B787 Dreamliner in the tarmac of the African country and manifesting the symbols of the highest industry standards and brilliance in the aviation industry.
Assorted fashionistas were left admiring Camilla's thrifty wardrobe management after she recycled her wedding outfit to attend Tuesday's ceremonial occasion at the Senedd - that is, those that weren't aghast at her defiance of that golden rule of red carpet fashion: not to wear an extravagantly expensive item more than once for fear of having ruthless picture editors mark the occasion with images of both instances.