Another word for ceremony
A public event
A formal act
ritual, rite, observance, service, solemnity, formality, ceremonial, custom, tradition, liturgy, ordinance, sacrament, liturgical practice, protocol, etiquette, politeness, decorum, propriety, preciseness, strictness, nicety, formalism, ceremoniousness, convention, conventionality, usage, prescription, incantation, mummery.
ceremony refers to a formal, usually solemn, act established as proper to some religious or state occasion the ceremony of launching a ship; rite refers to the prescribed form for a religious ceremony or procedure burial rites; ritual refers to rites or ceremonies collectively, esp. to the rites of a particular religion the ritual of voodooism, and in extended use is applied to a regularly repeated act or series of acts performed in a set, ceremonial manner bedtime rituals; formality suggests a conventional, often meaningless, act or custom, usually one associated with social activity the formalities of polite conversationstand on ceremony
follow protocol, follow etiquette, be formal, observe formalities, insist on formality, insist on etiquette, be ceremonious; see also behave 2.
Another word for ceremonynoun
A formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual:ceremonial, liturgy, observance, office, rite, ritual, service. See ritual
A conventional social gesture or act without intrinsic purpose:form, formality, ritual. See ritual, usual
Strict observance of social conventions:ceremoniousness, formality, protocol, punctiliousness. See courtesy