Ship launching is considered to be a public spectacle. In fact, some people even go out of their ways to celebrate such events. For example, ‘christening‘ is performed before launching a ship whereby a bottle of champagne is broken over the bow of the ship during the time that the ship is being named. This champagne bottle is considered as a sacrifice and is very important for some people.
Ship launches can be quite amazing as well, as the ship slides and crashes into the water proves to be such a thrill to watch. Have a look at some amazing launches.