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The Newfoundland Sceech-in ceremony is an interactive, lighthearted, activity in which guests to Newfoundland (also known as CFAs or "come from aways") are made "honorary Newfoundlanders" through an initiation "ceremony" involving the recitation of a "Newfie" phrase, consuming a shot of screech, and kissing a cod!

Newfoundland Screech-In ceremony banner portraying a sou-wester, codfish, and shot of screech.
A Newfoundland Screech-In ceremony involves a cod fish, a shot of screech, a sou'wester, & friendly CFA's.

Many people visiting Newfoundland make the screech-in ceremony a part of their holiday agenda. This rite of passage is open to those of legal drinking age and is most often performed at pubs, bars, and boats. The person performing the ceremony is normally upbeat, funny, and quite good at creating a friendly environment for participants. At the end of the "ceremony", participants are gifted with an honorary Newfoundlander certificate.

Check out this Screech-in which took place on board an Iceberg Quest Concert Cruise out of St. John's harbour.

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Sandra Murray, owner of Murray House Vacation Home and writer of Newfoundland Travel Blog standing on a bridge overlooking a forest clearing and waterfall.
Sandra Murray, owner of Murray House Vacation Home and writer of Newfoundland Travel Blog.

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