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Encyclopedia > Silver jubilee

A Silver Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 25th anniversary.

Silver Jubilees in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, a Silver Jubilee is held in the 25th year of a monarch's reign (followed by a Golden Jubilee in the 50th year and a Diamond Jubilee in the 60th year). The Commonwealth Realms, shown in pink A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the 16 sovereign states of the Commonwealth of Nations that recognise Queen Elizabeth II as their Queen and head of state. ... Look up monarch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary of a monarchs reign. ... A Diamond Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 60th anniversary. ...

Nevertheless, the concept of Silver Jubilee proper is certainly not UK-specific. Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the eminent Queen of England, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and Empress of India from 1 January 1877, until her death in 1901. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert) (3 June 1865–20 January 1936) was the last British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, changing the name to the House of Windsor in 1917. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Elizabeth IIs Silver Jubilee and her domestic and international visits proved very popular with her subjects. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...

Silver Jubilees in Other Places

Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef Wojtyła (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as pope of the Roman Catholic Church for almost 27 years, from October 16, 1978 until his death, making his the second-longest pontificate. ...

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Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1172 words)
The Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth realms.
Immediately after the Jubilee addresses of 4 May, the Queen left Buckingham Palace on a goodwill trip across the country; she wanted to take this time to meet as many of her loyal subjects as time permitted before she needed to come back to London for festivities.
The most infamous event marking the Jubilee was the Sex Pistols' release of the vehement anti-monarchy song "God Save the Queen." The song was seen as an attack on both the royal family (which the Sex Pistols called a "fascist regime") and the United Kingdom as a nation.
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