anniversary celebration or ...?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by A-friend, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. A-friend

    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.
  2. 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"
  3. RM1(SS)

    RM1(SS) Senior Member

    English - US (Midwest)
    Note Beryl's change: "For our anniversary" vice "in our anniversary."

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