plural of pageant
as in parades
a staged presentation often with music that consists of a procession of narrated or enacted scenes we always put on a Christmas pageant every year

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as in exhibits
an elaborate, visually exciting show or event an annual summertime pageant depicting the town's founding and colorful early history

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“Pageants.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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