ABC‘s 60th anniversary or birthday?

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jiamajia

Senior Member
Mandarin
ABC (a family-owned restaurant) was established in 1951. This year marks its 60th anniversary/birthday.

Does either 'anniversary' or 'birthday' work? Thank you.
 
  • Thelb4

    Senior Member
    UK English
    Yearly celebrations of events are always anniversaries unless they actually commemorate the birth of a human (or an animal).
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    I agree with all of the above, which is to say that formally, use "anniversary."

    Colloquially and metaphorically, "birthday" is used frequently.
     
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