This weekend I have to perform the annual rite of having tea with great-aunt Elizabeth at the Ritz.
Advanced English Dictionary
+noun a ceremony performed by a particular group of people, often for religious purposes: fertility / funeral rites + initiation rites (= performed when a new member joins a secret society) See also-THE LAST RITES
Random quote: Each misfortune you encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrows good luck.: Og Mandino