1‘the official thanksgiving was an elaborate civic ritual’
ceremony, rite, ceremonial, observance
service, sacrament, liturgy, worship
office, celebration, performance, act, practice, order, custom, tradition, convention, institution, formality, procedure, protocol
1‘the ritual burial was to ward off evil spirits’
ceremonial, ritualistic, prescribed, set, formal, stately, solemn, dignified, celebratory, sacramental, liturgical
customary, traditional, conventional, routine, usual, habitual
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.