Cel·e·bra·tion n. The act, process, or time of celebrating.
His memory deserving a particular celebration. --Clarendok.
Celebration of Mass is equivalent to offering Mass --Cath. Dict.
To hasten the celebration of their marriage. --Sir P. Sidney.
n 1: a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy
event [syn: jubilation]
2: any joyous diversion [syn: festivity]
3: the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony
with all appropriate ritual; "the celebration of marriage"
[syn: solemnization, solemnisation]