The eventful year of 2021 is about to reach its climax and we are all set to welcome 2022 with open arms. It calls for a celebration, doesn’t it? We are sure you might have plans to celebrate this new year in a jubilant manner. But each day marks a new beginning and bestows an opportunity to learn something new. While we all are ready for the party, let us learn some new celebration synonyms and undertake the journey of expanding our vocabulary.
20 Celebration Synonyms To Start Using In 2022
Meaning: A time or program of special events and entertainment in honor of something.
Example sentence: The anniversary fiesta of Sharma’s will be memorable owing to the chaos that spoilt the party.
Firstly, the word fiesta is borrowed from Spanish. It is derived from the contribution of Latin words ‘festrum’, ‘festa’, and the English word ‘feast’.
Meaning: Joyful or festive activity, an occasion of merrymaking.
Example sentence: The pre-wedding jollifications often tend to be an emotional remembrance for the bride and her family.
Secondly, the word jollification came into use around 1769. Etymologically, it is an amalgamation of two words which are ‘jolly’ and ‘fication’. Fication means a making or a cause and jolly denotes fun.
Meaning: A large celebration or party, typically a lavish and boisterous one.
Example sentence: The constant complaints of the neighbors forced the police to end a jamboree.
Thirdly, Jamboree has an interesting origin as it was primarily used for the scouting program. Its meaning has witnessed a huge change over the passing years.
Meaning: A public festival that takes place in the streets with music and dancing.
Example sentence: The photographers captured some marvelous pictures of the carnival.
Next, the origin of the carnival can be traced back to the festival organized by Italian Catholics in Europe.
Meaning: A time or instance of carefree fun.
Example sentence: After the game, the basketball players went to a club to revel in their triumph.
The roots of this celebration synonym can be traced back to the Latin word ‘rebellare’ and the old French word ‘reveler’.
Meaning: Fun, festivity, or a lively celebration.
Example sentence: I enjoyed the night to the fullest owing to the merrymaking.
Following jollification, this word is also created by clubbing two simple words merry and making. The creation of this word can be traced back to the 1570s.
Meaning: A short time that you spend doing something you enjoy, often doing too much of it.
Example sentence: Victor has spent tons of money on his clubbing spree.
Unlike merrymaking, the word spree was first used quite late that is during the late 18th century.
Meaning: Celebration at public expense or the action of attending or going on a trip.
Example sentence: The people who elected him took note of his junketing and decided to report him to higher officials.
The use of this word was prominent during medieval times however it had an entirely different meaning to it.
Meaning: A large or lavish meal or social gathering.
Example sentence: We arrange a family blowout every six months which indeed helps us to stay connected.
This informal word first came into use in the year of 1825.
Meaning: A party or social event.
Example sentence: Film stars and their birthday bashes are often the talks of the town.
This interesting vocabulary emerged in the mid-17th century. It is inspired by two English words which are bang and smash/dash.
We have seen 10 celebration synonyms …. but only 10 are just not enough! So, we have got 10 more words down our alley that will surely help you learn some new words and add zeal to your vocabulary before this lesson ends. 10 down, 10 more to go!
Meaning: To enjoy oneself or celebrate in a noisy or boisterous way.
Example sentence: He found himself in grave trouble for enjoying the night in a roistered manner.
The genesis of this new word is a blend of the Latin word ‘rusticus’, and the French words ‘ruste’ and ‘rustre’. It was first used in the late 16th century.
Meaning: A celebration with plentiful food and drink.
Example sentence: The luxurious beanfeast organized by the Alexander’s took the entire neighborhood by surprise.
The concept of this vocabulary is derived from the Twelfth Night feast.
Meaning: A tea party or other function, typically of a grand or official kind.
Example sentence: The fight between the opposition and the ruling party caused the political bun fight to end in a disaster.
The inception of this word is British and used in a formal context.
Meaning: A lively party involving dancing and drinking.
Example sentence: Police raided a rave party on the suspicion of drugs smuggling.
The 1980’s dance parties contributed to the creation of the word rave.
Meaning: A social occasion with social entertainments or performances.
Example sentence: The Met Gala is one of the most awaited events of the year.
The early 17th century witnessed the emergence of the term gala. It is a merger of the Old French word ‘gale’ and borrowed from the Italian and the Spanish.
Meaning: A party, celebration.
Example sentence: The heart-warming beano put a smile on everyone’s face.
The concept of this word has been derived from a British anthology comic sharing the same name.
Meaning: A lively party or gathering.
Example sentence: The teenagers eagerly waited for the annual knees-up of their hostel.
Knees-up is the outcome of the “Knees Up Mother Brown”, a pub song.
Meaning: Lively and noisy festivities, especially when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol.
Example sentence: His decision to drive after the revelry cost him his life as he met with an accident.
This word has a similar origin as that of the word ‘revel’.
Meaning: A boisterous celebration, a merry festivity.
Example sentence: Everyone was shocked the morning after the conviviality as they found themselves to be stuck in an unwanted situation.
This word is the marriage of Latin words ‘convivere’, ‘convivium’, and ‘convivialis’. It was first used in the mid-17th century.
Meaning: A playful or lively moment or activity.
Example sentence: Senior citizens enjoy a good frolic at the garden where they connect to new people.
Last but not the least, frolic is derived from the Dutch word ‘vrolijk’ and was first used in the early 16th century.
How many of these celebration synonyms were you aware of? Do you know any more celebration synonyms? What is a celebration called in your language? We would love to know in the comments below!
You can also take a look at some popular words of 2020 in our article “15 New Vocabulary Words 2020 with Meaning: Vocabulary Builder.” Click here to read.