[n] an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes
[n] a rich and spectacular ceremony
\Pag"eant*ry\ (-r[y^]), n. Scenic shows or spectacles, taken collectively; spectacular quality; splendor. Such pageantry be to the people shown. --Dryden. The pageantry of festival. --J. A. Symonds. Syn: Pomp; parade; show; display; spectacle.