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  1. Just Joined
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    #1

    Congratulations reception

    Is "congratulations reception" applicable in English?

    It is a direct translation from Finnish.

    The Finnish expression means that there is a reception where those that attend can congratulate the organisation whose anniversary it is.

    Grateful for comments!

    Carola

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    Re: Congratulations reception

    Welcome to the forum.

    It's not natural in BrE. If a company chooses to have a party or a reception to celebrate an anniversary, it would probably just be called their "30th Anniversary Reception/Party".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Congratulations reception

    Ditto in American English. The reader of an announcement for a 30th Anniversary Reception understands that one purpose of the event is to offer congratulations.
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