Opening ceremony

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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies often involve a comically oversized pair of scissors good for little else.

An opening ceremony, grand opening, or ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the official opening of a newly-constructed location or the start of an event.[1] Opening ceremonies at large events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, and the Rugby World Cup might involve thousands of participants and be watched worldwide.

Grand opening of a swimming pool, 1941

In the case of physical establishments, its grand opening might be preceded by a "soft opening" or "soft launch" in which the establishment begins to operate with little promotion, to allow testing of operations, procedures, and facilities.

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  1. ^ Streetwise Meeting and Event Planning. Grand Openings: Chapter 8. Adams Media. pp. 89–103.

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