A celebration is a joyful diversion. Your math class might have a celebration when you learn that the midterm has been postponed for a week.


The act, process, or time of celebrating.

any joyous diversion

the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual; "the celebration of marriage"

a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event

The act, process, or time of celebrating.


Cel`e*bra"tion , n. [L. celebratio.] The act, process, or time of celebrating.
His memory deserving a particular celebration.
Celebration of Mass is equivalent to offering Mass
To hasten the celebration of their marriage.

The act, process, or time of celebrating.


Usage Examples

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

And for the city's birthday, we will host events in every neighborhood of the city, inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston's great epic - the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most.

But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.

But you know, we have a very normal family. We've had our ups and downs. You know, we've had our issues, but we've had great cause for celebration.

I taped my first series for PBS in 1982 at WJCT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida. The show, called 'Everyday Cooking with Jacques Pepin,' was about saving time and money in the kitchen - and it was a celebration of simple and unpretentious food.

Sometimes people get mad at The Simpsons' subversive story telling, but there's another message in there, which is a celebration of making wild, funny stories.

I think it's time to have a celebration of life and renew our vows. And this time we're going to write the vows because they're going to mean a lot more. We certainly put the 'in sickness and in health' vow to the test the last year and half.

I love our shared island, our shared Ireland and its core decency. I love it for its imagination and its celebration of the endless possibilities for our people.

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Other Usage Examples

I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth.

I'm an enormous admirer of Christopher Lee. He's somebody, along with Vincent Price, who I celebrate, and I wanted my movies to show that celebration and that honoring of these great film stars that were unafraid to go into horror and Grand Guignol and the macabre.

A pet store is a celebration of dogs' existence and an explosion of options. About cats, a pet store seems to say, 'Here, we couldn't think of anything else.' Cats are the Hanukkah of the animal world in this way. They are feted quietly and happily by a minority, but there's only so much hoopla applicable to them.

At the last Celebration I spoke before an auditorium full of people and I could just feel the affection and the positive feelings that they were exuding. It was actually moving. I remember thinking, 'I'm not worthy,' because 'Star Wars' is so much bigger than all of us.

Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.

It is a historical error for those who were not there to just refer to August 28th as 'I Have a Dream' speech day. That is a real disservice to those who were there. It was a sad day. It was not a celebration environment.

I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.

In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.

I think Christmas is about celebration and come on, on the inside everyone wants to dance.


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