Commemoration vs. Celebration

Commemoration vs. Celebration — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Commemoration and Celebration

Commemorationnoun

The act of honoring the memory of or serving as a memorial to someone or something.

Celebrationverb

To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing.

Commemorationnoun

Something that honors or preserves the memory of another.

Celebrationverb

To perform (a religious ceremony)

celebrate Mass.

Commemorationnoun

The act of commemorating; an observance or celebration to honor the memory of some person or event.

Celebrationverb

To extol or praise

a sonnet that celebrates love.
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Commemorationnoun

That which serves the purpose of commemorating; a memorial.

Celebrationverb

To make widely known; display

"a determination on the author's part to celebrate ... the offenses of another" (William H. Pritchard).

Commemorationnoun

(UK) The specification of individual saints in the prayers for the dead; the great festival of the Oxford academic year, usually taking place on the third Wednesday after Trinity Sunday.

Celebrationverb

To observe an occasion with appropriate ceremony or festivity.

Commemorationnoun

a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something

Celebrationverb

To perform a religious ceremony.

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Commemorationnoun

a recognition of meritorious service

Celebrationverb

To engage in festivities

went out and celebrated after the victory.

Celebrationnoun

The formal performance of a solemn rite, such as Christian sacrament.

Celebrationnoun

The observance of a holiday or feast day, as by solemnities.

Celebrationnoun

The act, process of showing appreciation, gratitude and/or remembrance, notably as a social event.

Celebrationnoun

A social gathering for entertainment and fun; a party.

Celebrationnoun

a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event

Celebrationnoun

any joyous diversion

Celebrationnoun

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

the celebration of marriage