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    Question Opposite of " anniversary "

    Hi,
    In our culture, when someone dies, after one year , in special day that he/she died, family gather for it. we have word in Persian for it. I want to

    know, we can use the anniversary as the same for it or not, because as far as I know , anniversary uses for happiness, but this is for sadness.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Opposite of " anniversary "

    It's still an anniversary, whether it is a good thing or a bad thing.

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    Re: Opposite of " anniversary "

    'Anniversary' is fine. It does not have an opposite.

    anniversary (n)

    1. the date of an important past event that is celebrated or remembered every year:'That date was the anniversary of the invasion.'
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    Question Re: Opposite of " anniversary "

    As usual, we say someone else, " happy wedding anniversary ". what can I say in this case that I mentioned ?

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    Re: Opposite of " anniversary "

    Perhaps "My condolences on the anniversary of your XXX's death". (XXX = mother/father/sister/brother/daughter etc)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Opposite of " anniversary "

    *Not a teacher.

    How about "an anniversary memorial service"?

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