a sense of occasion

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a sense of occasion

A feeling of ceremony, fanfare, or pomp and circumstance (about a certain event or situation). She laid out the nice table cloth and dinner settings, lit candles, and had classical music playing to give the dinner a real sense of occasion. You don't have to hire a band and have fireworks, but I'd like some sense of occasion for my last day in the office.
See also: occasion, of, sense

a sense of ocˈcasion

a feeling or an understanding that an event is important or special: Candles on the table gave the evening a sense of occasion.
See also: occasion, of, sense
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Thirty years ago, Robert Venturi looked at Las Vegas and decided that its junky buildings, devoted almost entirely to the pursuit of commercially organized leisure, could show ways of reinvesting the public realm (then much reduced by the ravages of tired late functionalism) with senses of occasion, arrival and departure, presence and welcome.