celebration celebration  /ˌsɛ ləb ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
  2. (n) any joyous diversion
  3. (n) the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual

Usage(s):

  1. Juneteenth celebrations began there in the years following General Gordon Granger's 1865 proclamation in Galveston and continued for decades.
  2. We have to show them we are sharing with them the celebrations.

News

  1. Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday in Ann Arbor

    Juneteenth, the annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in America, comes to Ann Arbor's Wheeler Park on Saturday, June 15. The local chapter of the NAACP sponsors the event, which takes place from noon-6 p.m. at the park,...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: AnnArbor.com

  2. Celebration kicks off

    A sellout crowd helped kick off the Dean Martin Day Hometown Celebration Friday at Froehlich’s Classic Corner Restaurant. Bob Morelli, appearing as the music legend himself, kicked off a dinner show benefitting the Grand Theater Restoration Project that drew well over 250 people.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Steubenville Herald-Star

  3. Celebration of the Arts showcases students’ work

    Springfield High School held the annual Celebration of the Arts, May 22, with overwhelming attendance by parents, friends and interested members of the school community. The work displayed and/or performed covered all of the arts taught through various courses and electives. A majority of students contributed to the exhibits, and these photographs are just a small representation of that work. In ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Springfield Press

Quotes

  1. "It's a double celebration," said Cranston. "It's my 21st anniversary today. However, when I turned to my wife and said, 'Is being nominated enough of an anniversary present for you?' And she said, 'No.' I went, 'OK. I'll be right back.' We...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bryan Cranston Source: The Associated Press

  2. Obama called it the "meaning of our liberty and our creed" that those days are no more: "Why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent Mall, and why a man whose father less than...
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  3. "Shalom! It is with joy that I come here just a few hours before the celebration of your Pesah (Passover), to express my respect and esteem for the Jewish community of New York City," Benedict told some 400 people gathered at the synagogue.
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: AFP

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