A ritual is a repeated set of actions or behaviors that people perform for a specific purpose or meaning.
- Lighting candles and saying prayers before going to bed is a bedtime ritual that some people do.
- Blowing out candles on a birthday cake and making a wish is a birthday ritual.
Very Simple Definition:
A ritual is a special way of doing things that has a special meaning.
- Singing a special song on your birthday and having a party is a birthday ritual.
- Wearing a special outfit for a wedding is a wedding ritual.