One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the school's celebration of its 50th birthday’
commemoration, observance, honouring, salute to, marking, keeping
2‘this is a cause for celebration’
jollification, merrymaking, carousing, carousal, revelry, revels, enjoying oneself, partying, parties, festivity, festivities
roistering, debauchery, frolics
3‘a birthday celebration’
party, function, gathering, event, affair, occasion, festivities, festival, fete, carnival, gala, jamboree
West Indian jump-up
informal do, bash, get-together, blowout, rave
British informal rave-up, thrash, knees-up, jolly, beanfeast, bunfight, beano
South African informal jol
4‘the celebration of the Eucharist’
observance, performance, officiation, solemnization
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