Diamond Jubilee


Diamond Jubilee

A Diamond Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 60th anniversary in the case of a person (e.g. wedding anniversary, length of time a monarch has reigned) or a 75th anniversary in the case of an event.[1]

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Events

Thailand

The latest Diamond Jubilee was in 2006 when Thailand celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the accession of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Commonwealth Realms/British Empire

In the Commonwealth realms, formerly the British Empire, there has been one Diamond Jubilee. Queen Victoria held her diamond jubilee on June 20, 1897.

Elizabeth II (Queen of several independent realms including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and Her other Realms and Territories) is scheduled to have her Diamond Jubilee on June 2 to 5 of 2012 when she will also celebrate her 86th birthday. Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom has announced a significant celebration during this time and an extra bank holiday.[2][3]

Johor state, Malaysia

HRH (Major-General) Paduka Sri Sultan Sir Ibrahim Iskandar Al-Masyhur ibni Almarhum Sultan Sir Abu Bakar, GCMG, GBE, (17 September 1873–8 May 1959) was the 2nd Sultan of Johor's modern Sultanate (House of Temenggong), in Malaysia. He was known as one of the richest men in the world during his reign. At the time of his death, Paduka Sri Sultan Sir Ibrahim was the longest reigning Malay sultan in Malayan history after having ruled for 64 years. He celebrated his Diamond Jubilee, his 82nd birthday and coronation of his wife Lady Marcella as Sultanah Marcella Ibrahim (married in 1940) at one time on 7 September 1955. His 3 celebrations cost $1 Million at that time.

Japan

In Japan, Diamond Jubilee refers to a 60th anniversary and is called Go-Zai-i rokujūnen kinen (御在位60年記念?), literally "Commemoration of the 60th year of the (Imperial) Reign". Emperor Hirohito (or Emperor Shōwa), celebrated his Diamond Jubilee on 29 April 1986.

China

In South Asian film terminology

In Pakistan and India, the term diamond jubilee film is used when cinemas have shown a film continuously for 100 weeks or more.[4]

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References


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  • Diamond jubilee — Diamond anniversary Diamond anniversary, Diamond jubilee Diamond jubilee, etc. an anniversary celebrated upon the completion of sixty, or, according to some, seventy five, years from the beginning of the event commemorated. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diamond jubilee — n the date that is exactly 60 years after the date of an important event, especially of someone becoming a king or queen →↑golden jubilee, ↑silver jubilee …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • diamond jubilee — diamond jubilees N COUNT A diamond jubilee is the sixtieth anniversary of an important event …   English dictionary

  • diamond jubilee — noun count BRITISH an event that celebrates the fact that something has continued for 60 years …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • diamond jubilee — ► NOUN ▪ the sixtieth anniversary of a notable event …   English terms dictionary

  • diamond jubilee — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms diamond jubilee : singular diamond jubilee plural diamond jubilees British an event that celebrates the fact that something has continued for 60 years …   English dictionary

  • diamond jubilee — noun (C) the date that is exactly 60 years after the date of an important event, especially of someone becoming a king or queen compare golden jubilee, silver jubilee …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • diamond jubilee. — See under jubilee (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • diamond jubilee — noun an anniversary celebrating the passage of 60 years • Hypernyms: ↑jubilee …   Useful english dictionary

  • diamond jubilee. — See under jubilee (def. 1) …   Useful english dictionary


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