new fire ceremony


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


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

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“New fire ceremony.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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