A ceremony or celebration in which a person or event is remembered
VJ-Day commemorations in August
a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something
memorial: a recognition of meritorious service
(commemorate) mark by some ceremony or observation; "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"
(commemorate) be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead"
(commemorating) commemorative: intended as a commemoration; "a commemorative plaque"
Commemorations are a type of religious observance in the Church of England. They are the least significant type of observance, the others being Principal Feasts, Principal Holy Days, Festivals, and Lesser Festivals. ...
In the Tridentine Mass period of the Roman Rite, when a higher-ranked liturgical celebration impeded the celebration of a lesser that, either permanently or (in a particular year) by coincidence, fell on the same day, the prayer of the lower-ranked celebration was usually added to that of the ...
(commemorate) to honor with ceremony
(commemorate) to honor an outstanding person, place, or event in history.
(in Bannockburn (Scotland, United Kingdom))
The recital of a part of the Office or
Once the body was buried or cremated, the deceased still had to be remembered. The Roman state set apart certain days each year to remember loved ones, including the Parentalia, held from February 13 to 21, to honor the family's ancestors. ...
(CD, White Devil Records, 1994). Released to commemorate Manson's 60th birthday and "sixty years of struggle against cowardice, stupidity and lies".