You witness a welcome ceremony with colourful flags: a rise of social status and wealth level is pronounced
also see Dream Dictionary: Religious Imagery and Ritual
Any dream incorporating a form of ceremony is symbolic of preparation for a life change. Ritualism in ceremonies implies a need to become organised.
Ceremonies and rituals are used for initiation – to be accepted by a group – to achieve deeper awareness and to establish new order.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Any major life change has a profound effect on the dreamer and this is very often shown in dream form as a ceremony or some kind of rite of passage.
Material aspects: When we dream of taking part in a ceremony or religious ritual we are conscious of a new attitude or skill that is needed or an important change which is taking place in our lives, perhaps a promotion at work or acceptance by our peer group.
You might like to consult the entries for altar and rite / ritual as well as the information on spiritual imagery in the introduction for further clarification.
To dream that you are attending a ceremony implies that you have given up much time and energy in order to achieve your goals. You have an important decision to make regarding obligations and duties in your life. You must ensure that you are prepared to dedicate yourself to a certain task, issue, or relationship. You need to sit back and reflect on your life and decide if a transformation is required.
Vision: Taking part in a ceremony: you are taking your professional responsibilities seriously. See Ritual.
Depth Psychology: A ceremony is a mirror of behaviors and attitudes that give your life structure. Rituals sustain you.
To dream that you are attending a ceremony symbolizes the sacrifice and devotion necessary for success. You may be going through a crucial moment in your waking life that requires your commitment. It is a time for introspection, self-discovery and inner changes.
Dreams of a ceremony represent an initiation or completion of a chapter of your life. Perhaps you are celebrating or honoring a rite of passage from one incarnation to the next.
To ceremonialize something in waking life or in your dream is to make it sacred and to evoke your higher nature. Dreams of a ceremony also represent that you are bringing your focus to a particular commitment. See Ritual, Wedding and Graduation.