big, great, noisy
little, quiet, small

a joyous celebration of life


a double birthday celebration

national, official, public, street (esp. BrE)

Poor weather prevented the official celebrations from taking place.

anniversary, birthday, centenary (BrE), centennial (esp. AmE), festive, holiday (AmE), victory, wedding (usually with celebrations)

50th anniversary celebrations

Christmas, Fourth of July, Independence Day, New Year, etc. (usually with celebrations)
have, hold

They held a special celebration in his honour/honor.

join, join in

I hope you'll join in the celebrations.

dinner, party
in celebration of

They organized a dinner in celebration of the year's successes.

a cause for celebration

The victory was a cause for great celebration.

a celebration of sb's life, a celebration to mark sth

They held a celebration to mark forty years of the service.

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