crowning ceremony


crowning ceremony (KROW-ning SAIR-uh-moh-nee) listen


  • n. A celebration during a wedding for parents who are marrying off their last child.

Example Sentences

  • "From Tish and Bedeken to an incredible Horah to an amazing Mezinka for a crowning ceremony, nothing is left to chance." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


  • North America


  • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).


  • See also krenzel and mizinke tantz.

    "While the parents are seated on the dance floor, guests dance around them offering hugs, kisses, and mazel tovs. Sometimes the parents are “crowned” with wreaths of flowers, giving the ceremony its name in English, “crowning.” The Yiddish song “Die Mezinke Oysgegeben” (The Youngest Daughter Is Given) is commonly played during this ceremony." (JPS)

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