to praise or honor publicly; to commemorate ( an anniversary, holiday, ect.) with ceremony or festivity; to proclaim; to perform or solemnize with reverence or veneration, as a religious ceremony. May include many art forms, i.e. costume, drama, music, dance, specialized objects ect. "a public performance that marks an important event in the life of a person or group." They may be joyous or solemn and take place in several stages. Makes visible the social structure of the sponsoring group and gives form to the shared values of the group, community or culture.