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celebration

noun
     
cel‧e‧bra‧tion S3
1 [countable] an occasion or party when you celebrate something
anniversary/birthday etc celebrations
the lively New Year celebrations in the city centre
2 [singular, uncountable] the act of celebrating
in celebration of something
a reception in celebration of the Fund's 70th Anniversary
The show is a celebration of new young talent.
I think this is a cause for celebration (=reason to celebrate).

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