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pageant

noun [C]  /ˈpædʒ·ənt/ us  
a show, celebration, or parade (= a large number of people walking or marching together), esp. one in which people wear special clothing or act out events from the past: the Miss Chinatown pageant Our school held a Pageant of Great Women.
pageantry
noun [U]  /ˈpædʒ·ən·tri/ us  
Between games, the traditional pageantry includes the Parade of Champions.
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