a big celebration for this former event

Discussion in 'English Only' started by forsin, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. forsin Senior Member

    german
    hello!

    I want to express, that people don't have a big celebration for a former big event anymore.
    But this sentence sounds so clumsy, doesn't it?

    How could I express that in a better way? They used to celebrate more. ...

    Any suggestion would be welcome!
    forsin
     
  2. forsin Senior Member

    german
    is it possible to say:

    ...people don't celebrate this former big event the way they used to do it.
     
  3. Myridon

    Myridon Senior Member

    Texas
    English - US
    We need some context. What does "former big event" mean?
     
  4. forsin Senior Member

    german
    Erntedankfest - in Germany.
    It used to be celebrated very much, but almost isn't celebrated nowadays.
    That's what I want to express in a decent sentence........
     

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