new fire ceremony

noun

variants or less commonly new fire
: a ceremony that recurs in many cultures, is symbolic of new life, the new year, or rebirth, and involves the extinguishing of all household fires and their rekindling on the hearths from a newly kindled ceremonial fire

Word History

Etymology

new fire ceremony from new fire (from new entry 1 + fire) + ceremony

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“New fire ceremony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/new%20fire%20ceremony. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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