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I have a question about the word 'jubilee'. Can I use it to talk about a person's birthday, for example,
Next week Tom's father is celebrating his 50th jubilee.
My grandad has invited all his friends to his 70th jubilee party.
Dictionaries say a jubilee is a special anniversary of an event; however, we don't use the word 'anniversary' to talk about birthdays.
Thank you in advance.
I'm not sure about your examples, but "birth anniversary" is often used when a birthday of a deceased person is celebrated. A couple of days ago, North Korea celebrated the 99th anniversary of the birth of Kim Ir Sen. The jubilee events were quite spectacular.
PS: A birthday of a living person can be a jubilee too, but I believe it needs to involve special celebrations to be that. I'm not sure though.
Thank you! The replies have been helpful.
Birthday jubilee? I'll remember that. In Russian, we use 'jubilee' a lot, when referring to either a party or a person's birthday itself, hence the question. I guess it's just one more time when a native language turns out to be a false friend.
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