celebration/marking of

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Hole, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Hole Senior Member

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Croatia - Croatian
    Hi!

    I was wondering if it was more correct to say "the celebration of the European day on Solidarity" or "the marking of...". I would use "celebration", but it is not that they are having a party, only a conference. Would it be ok to write "celebration" anyway?
     
  2. stevea Senior Member

    Wales
    UK English
    Difficult one. Personally I would say "mark the occasion" for this type of event. To my mind, I get the impression that "celebrate" implies something greater that "marking". However, others may disagree.
     
  3. shawnee

    shawnee Senior Member

    Melbourne
    English - Australian
    While "commemorate" also comes to mind, it is probably a bit solemn in this instance so I would agree with "to mark the occasion."
     
  4. Hole Senior Member

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Croatia - Croatian
    Thank you both!
     

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