anniversary celebration or ...?

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A-friend

Senior Member
Persian (Farsi)
I wonder if someone tell me for the following example which one of the following choices is used as a part of a set phase by native speakers:
Example: According to a very old family tradition, every year I buy golden exclusives for my wife in our anniversary………….
a) celebration
b) party
d) ceremony
Source: I have written this example myself.
I think “a” and “b” can work here, but “anniversary” is often used for the very formal occasions and in my experience “b” works the best.
 
  • Beryl from Northallerton

    Senior Member
    British English
    Of those on offer I'd choose (a) = celebration.

    Bear in mind the second definition of anniversary:

    • the date on which an event occurred in some previous year: a wedding anniversary
    • the celebration of this

    You could leave it blank: "every year I buy my wife a trinket for our anniversary"
     
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