new fire ceremony

variants: less commonly

new fire

Definition of new fire ceremony

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of new fire ceremony

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

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