bokrétaünnepség

English translation: topping out ceremony

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Hungarian term or phrase:bokrétaünnepség
English translation:topping out ceremony
Entered by: Karoly Lazar

20:17 Feb 8, 2005
Hungarian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
Hungarian term or phrase: bokrétaünnepség
Amikor egy épület szerkezete elkészül, kitűzik a faágat és eszem-iszom... Ezt angolul hogy lehetne mondani?
Karoly Lazar
Local time: 16:52
Topping Out
Explanation:
The 'Topping Out' event - a time-honored custom in which those involved in a building project celebrate the completion of first stage of construction...
http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/artscomplex/pages/news.php?page=...

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Note added at 38 mins (2005-02-08 20:55:54 GMT)
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Also:
Tree Topping Ceremonies
The custom of placing a pine tree at the top of a new building stems from ancient superstitions. Some cultures feared evil spirits occupied new buildings; some religious groups still practice blessing rites for new homes and buildings today. The first evidence of tree topping occurred in Scandinav in 700 A.D. and signalled that a completion party was about to begin.
No the \"topping trees\" celebrate the completion of the skeleton of a building; when one is hoisted to the top of a skyscraper, it signals that the building has reached its final height. For some builders the tree may represent th no one on the crew died during construction; it may also represent good luck and future prosperity for the building occupants.
http://www.lib.usf.edu/ref/ifrank/guides/archfaq.html
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denny (X)
Local time: 09:52
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Köszönöm! Bravúrosan gyors és teljes válasz!
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bokrétaünnepség
Topping Out


Explanation:
The 'Topping Out' event - a time-honored custom in which those involved in a building project celebrate the completion of first stage of construction...
http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/artscomplex/pages/news.php?page=...

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Note added at 38 mins (2005-02-08 20:55:54 GMT)
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Also:
Tree Topping Ceremonies
The custom of placing a pine tree at the top of a new building stems from ancient superstitions. Some cultures feared evil spirits occupied new buildings; some religious groups still practice blessing rites for new homes and buildings today. The first evidence of tree topping occurred in Scandinav in 700 A.D. and signalled that a completion party was about to begin.
No the \"topping trees\" celebrate the completion of the skeleton of a building; when one is hoisted to the top of a skyscraper, it signals that the building has reached its final height. For some builders the tree may represent th no one on the crew died during construction; it may also represent good luck and future prosperity for the building occupants.
http://www.lib.usf.edu/ref/ifrank/guides/archfaq.html

denny (X)
Local time: 09:52
Native speaker of: Hungarian
PRO pts in category: 63
Grading comment
Köszönöm! Bravúrosan gyors és teljes válasz!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Attila Piróth: Bravó!
26 mins
  -> Köszönöm

agree  juvera: Ildikó, a "maypole" a májusfa angol változata, ami viszont lényegében ugyanaz.
43 mins
  -> Köszönöm

agree  Elizabeth Rudin
1 hr
  -> Köszönöm

agree  Ildiko Santana: Erdekes hasonlosag az angol "tree topping" es magyar "majusfa" kozott (ami miert is majusfa?..)
4 hrs
  -> Mert május elsején ünneplik. A kettönek aligha van sokkal több köze egymáshoz, mint a karácsonyfához :) - de köszönöm az egyetértést.
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