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a formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual

a conventional social gesture or act without intrinsic purpose

strict observance of social conventions

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We found harmony as one of the main themes of the ceremonies as the word represents the nature of traditional Korean culture," said Song Seung-whan, executive creative director of Olympic ceremonies.
The commencement address for both ceremonies will be given by ECC President David Sam.
Civil Ceremonies also organises baby namings, working in partnership with registrars and performing about 5,000 naming ceremonies a year.
People from throughout Ventura County also attended ceremonies Saturday at the Rancho Tapo Community Park and Veterans Plaza.
The focal point for official, national ceremonies for Veterans Day continues to be the memorial amphitheater built around the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
The University of Illinois holds other minority and multicultural student ceremonies that supplement the official ceremony.
Early historians of the Civil War ignored flag presentation ceremonies held in the early months of the Confederacy with one notable exception--that indefatigable reader of local newspapers where these ceremonies are fully documented, Bell Irvin Wiley.
While Judge Presnell denied AU's request and permitted the ceremonies to commence, he did so only because, at that juncture, there was insufficient time to change the location of the graduations, which were scheduled for May 19, 20, and 21.
In both the Oscar and Nobel ceremonies, glamour is a major draw.
In olden times opportunities for young people to meet socially were limited and thus marriages were arranged and the wedding ceremonies were formal.
The city council introduced the commitment ceremonies - which are open to heterosexual as well as gay and lesbian couples - in April but until now there have been no takers.
He answers some common observations: that the Mass is "too structured" or "canned," that it doesn't provide enough scope for spontaneity--the supposed "guarantor of authenticity"--and that it stands in need of more modern rites and ceremonies.
Even Essence magazine, long the arbiter of contemporary style and culture that celebrates the African Diaspora, had very little information about black heritage wedding ceremonies.
Soldiers in their crisp uniforms and black berets proudly stood beside their host nation team transporters in the Republic of Korea and Japan as their respective flags were posted at separate ceremonies.
Instead, they are attempting to show the IRS that their wedding ceremonies were invalid or that they failed to observe another absolute requirement (such as obtaining a marriage license).