In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ritual, formality)ceremonia feminineopening/closing ceremony — ceremonia inaugural / de apertura/de clausura
- Before the meeting got underway, there was a brief opening ceremony.
- The ceremony of baptism celebrates an individual's entrance into Christianity.
- This applied to public ceremonies and domestic rites such as festivals, weddings and funerals.
- Earlier this month, it was revealed he will receive a life achievement award at a ceremony in Los Angeles next June.
- The lecture will be part of a special opening ceremony paying tribute to the nation's health care professionals.
- Jewish boys are circumcised eight days after birth in a religious ceremony called a bris.
- The newspaper also picked up awards in the sales and distribution areas of its business at a glittering ceremony.
- Italian officialdom incorporated the celebration of mass in public ceremonies.
- At Manchester, the pledge is a formal part of the graduation ceremony, and participants wear a green ribbon.
- This grove of trees is sacred to the Adivasis and in the past was used during many ceremonies and religious events.
- The celebrations start with a religious ceremony during which the army flags are blessed.
- It has been the center of all the religious ceremonies and rites for the Islamic community.
- The university is expected to confer the honorary degree on her at the university's graduation ceremony in December.
- It is still written in black marker on a white board and carried with great ceremony to each table.
- Monday saw a ceremony to celebrate the achievements of sports people in the area.
- The saint's day is celebrated by a fiesta that includes a religious ceremony.
- Everything else is carried out with pomp and ceremony by the deferential, impeccably mannered, staff.
- The next time they were to meet was in May for the wedding ceremony and celebration.
- Accordingly, he received Mr. Scott with great ceremony, and insisted upon himself leading his horse to the stable.
- When the religious ceremony was over a firing party of seven fired three volleys of shots into the air.
- The day's activities began with religious ceremonies in the morning and the pouring of the water.
- Marriages are celebrated in a civil ceremony that may be followed by a religious rite.
- Students taking part in a pioneering education scheme have received achievement awards at a special ceremony.
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