Origin of celebration
Examples from the Web for celebration
The prison camp island nation known as Cuba erupted in celebration.
The resulting photographs are a celebration, bringing to life the peerless spirit embodied by The Macallan.
There is no celebration too small for a little bit of bubbly.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Carrie Bradshaw in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dedee was in the midst of a prayer of celebration when the call came.‘Her Survival Was a Miracle’: The 6-Year-Old Who Beat Ebola|Wade C.L. Williams|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But what is supposed to be a celebration of the genre soon feels like the last gasp of a golden era gone by.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In time of war the Athenians send to their foes safe conducts to induce them to assist at the celebration.Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines|John Claudius Pitrat
Herodotus says that the Egyptians prepared themselves by fasting for the celebration of the great festival of Isis.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
"Well, that calls for celebration," said Mickey, as she drank her whiskey.Hookers|Richard F. Mann
Have written a poem for the Hudson and Fulton celebration, September 28.Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards
How much is it to be wished, that in both the celebration of nature and of God were intrusted to none but men of noble minds!Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Word Origin and History for celebration
1520s, "honoring of a day or season by appropriate festivities," formed in English from celebrate, or else from Latin celebrationem (nominative celebratio) "numerous attendance" (especially upon a festival celebration), noun of action from past participle stem of celebrare. Meaning "performance of a religious ceremony" (especially the Eucharist) is from 1570s; that of "extolling in speeches, etc." is from 1670s.