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expression of shared feelings and attitudes through more or less formally ordered actions of an essentially symbolic nature performed on appropriate occasions. A ceremony involves stereotyped bodily movements, often in relation to objects possessing symbolic meaning. For example, people bow or genuflect, tip hats, present arms, slaughter cattle, salute flags, and perform a myriad of other actions. Ceremonies express, perpetuate, and transmit elements of the value and sentiment system and aim at preserving such values and sentiments from doubt and opposition; moreover, they intensify the solidarity of the participants. Ceremonies are found in all societies.

What does it mean when you dream about a ceremony?

Ceremonies can be simple celebrations, but often they mark an important transition in life, such as a graduation ceremony or a marriage ceremony. In the dream, ceremonies can represent that one has acquired new skills or moved into a new phase of one’s life.

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Kim's appearance at the closing ceremony has been greeted with outrage by some in South Korea.
president, met with K-pop stars CL and EXO after the Olympic closing ceremony on Sunday, after having asked for an introduction through President Moon Jae-in and the first lady with whom she watched the closing ceremony.
The Winter Olympics closing ceremony began late Sunday in Pyeongchang, bringing to an end 17 days of sports action.
12:56 -- As mentioned earlier, former NHL defenseman and now silver medalist Christian Ehrhoff has the honor of being Germany's flag bearer at the closing ceremony.
Seoul [South Korea], Feb 25 ( ANI ): The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics concluded with a spectacular closing ceremony here on Sunday.
I truly can't believe that we're part of the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics," said Suho at a press conference for the closing ceremony, according to Yonhap News.
Seoul (South Korea): North Korea said on Thursday that a high-ranking official, who many in the South believe orchestrated a deadly attack in 2010, would lead a delegation to Sunday's Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South, another sign the two Koreas are trying to work out a road map toward improving ties.
As part of our preparations for the opening of the Dubai Safari project and the closure of the Zoo, we are organising a ceremony on November 5 to honour all employees," said Al Suwaidi, adding that public will also be allowed to attend the closing ceremony and enter the Zoo free of charge.
Participants of closing ceremony also watched a documentary showing last ruler of former Bahawalpur State Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Khamis Abbasi merger of his Princely Bahawalpur State in Pakistan unconditionally and his contribution in strengthening newly-created country Pakistan.
28 (BNA): Bahrain's delegation to the Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games has attended the closing ceremony of the first-ever event staged in a central Asian nation on Wednesday evening in Ashgabat, in Turkmenistan.
The closing ceremony of certificate distribution was held at NBP Staff College Karach and adorned by the genial presence of guests of Honor Syed Ahmed Iqbal Ashraf, President,NBP, Lt.