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Celebration (party)

A celebration is a kind of party on the occasion of either something joyous that is happening or has just happened:

  • a birth, etc., see below
  • passing an examination
  • a success in sport, business, etc.
  • having got a better or own home
  • having got a (better) job
  • being released from hospital, prison, kidnapping

or commemorating something joyous that happened in the past, e.g. a whole or round number of years ago, and for which the consequences still continue, e.g.:

  • birthday if the person is still alive
  • wedding if the partners are still together
  • a country became independent or liberated, which is still the case

The celebration may also be on the occasion of a special day in general, e.g. New Year.

See also gift.

Last updated: 05-25-2005 05:16:22
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