Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
5. Extrinsic Affections
CELEBRATION, solemnization, commemoration, ovation, triumph; lionization.
inauguration, installation, presentation; coronation; début [F.], coming out [colloq.]; Lord Mayors show [London, Eng.]; harvest-home, husking bee, quilting bee; birthday, anniversary, biennial, triennial &c.; centenary, centennial; bicentenary, bicentennial; tercentenary, tercentennial &c.; the day we celebrate; red-letter day; trophy [See Trophy]; jubilation, laudation, pæan or pean; Te Deum (thanksgiving) [See Worship]; festivity, festival; fête [See Ostentation]; Forefathers Day [U. S.], Independence Day, the Glorious Fourth [U. S.]; holiday [See Amusement].
triumphal arch, bonfire; salute, salvo, salvo of artillery; feu de joie [F.], flourish of trumpets, fanfare, colors flying, illuminations.
[WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES] wooden wedding [5th], tin wedding [10th], crystal wedding [15th], china wedding [20th], silver wedding [25th], golden wedding [50th], diamond wedding [60th].
JUBILEE, 50th anniversary; diamond jubilee, 60th anniversary.
CELEBRATE, keep, signalize, do honor to, commemorate, solemnize, hallow; keep high festival, keep holiday; mark with a red letter.
PLEDGE, drink to, toast; hob and nob, hobnob with; present.
INAUGURATE, install, instate, induct, chair.
rejoice [See Rejoicing]; kill the fatted calf, hold jubilee; roast an ox, serve up the Thanksgiving turkey, serve up the Christmas goose; fire a salute, dip the colors, present arms; paint the town red [colloq.]; maffick [colloq., Eng.].