Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun celebration

3 senses of celebration

Sense 1
celebration, jubilation -- (a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event)
       => affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function -- (a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions")

Sense 2
celebration, festivity -- (any joyous diversion)
       => diversion, recreation -- (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation")

Sense 3
celebration, solemnization, solemnisation -- (the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual; "the celebration of marriage")
       => ritual -- (the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies)

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