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Birthdays and anniversaries

anniversary

noun

a date when you celebrate something that happened in a previous year that is important to you

bicentenary

noun

the day or year exactly 200 years after an important event, or a celebration of this

bicentennial

noun

a bicentenary

birthday

noun

the day each year that has the same date as the one on which you were born

birthday

noun

intended to celebrate someone’s birthday

centenary

noun

a day or year that people celebrate exactly 100 years after an important event

centennial

noun

a centenary

date of birth

noun

the day, month, and year when you were born

diamond anniversary

noun

a diamond wedding

diamond jubilee

noun

an event that celebrates the fact that something has continued for 60 years

diamond wedding

noun

the day when people celebrate 60 years of marriage

golden anniversary

noun

a golden wedding

golden jubilee

noun

an event that celebrates the fact that something has continued for 50 years

golden wedding

noun

the day when people celebrate 50 years of marriage

Independence Day

a day of the year on which a country celebrates its freedom from control by another country

jubilee

noun

a big celebration for a special occasion, especially an anniversary

name day

noun

in the Catholic religion, a special day celebrated each year in honour of the particular saint that a person is named after

quatercentenary

noun

a celebration of an important event that happened 400 years ago

quatercentenary

noun

a date 400 years after a particular event

ruby anniversary

noun

the day when people celebrate 40 years of marriage

Schoolies Week

in Australia, the week after the final-year school examinations, when students traditionally take a holiday to celebrate leaving school

silver anniversary

noun

a silver wedding

silver jubilee

noun

an event that celebrates the fact that something has continued for 25 years

silver wedding

noun

the day when people celebrate 25 years of marriage

tercentenary

noun

a celebration that takes place when something has been in existence or has been happening for 300 years

twenty-first

noun

someone’s 21st birthday, when they often have a party to celebrate the fact that they have become a full adult

wedding

noun

a wedding anniversary

wedding anniversary

noun

a celebration of a number of years since two people were married

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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