Most countries around the world celebrate national anniversaries. These can be the date of independence of the nation or the adoption of a new constitution or form of government.
Many anniversaries have special names; for example 25 years is a Silver Jubilee or silver wedding anniversary; 50 years is a Golden Jubilee; 60 years is a Diamond Jubilee; 70 years is a Platinum Jubilee. Generally speaking the longer the period, the more precious the material associated with it. Anniversaries of nations are usually given by the number of years elapsed in Latin. However, the word is often incorrectly used for different time lengths (eg. a "one month anniversary").
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