Celebration or Commemoration?
A celebration is the act of showing appreciation. It could be a social gathering for entertainment or fun.
A commemoration is a special time for remembering or honouring a person or event. A commemoration usually happens every year on the same date. This is often a serious occasion, where you remember lost lives, tragic events or offer respectful gratitude for sacrifices made by others in the past.
Knowing these definitions, think about the following questions:
What events do you celebrate with your family?
What events do you celebrate with your friends?
What events do you celebrate with your community?
On the other hand:
What events do you commemorate?
Do you commemorate these events with your school or community?
Are there any special dates you might commemorate just with your family?
Time to Sort: Are the following events celebrations or commemorations?
| ||Celebration? ||Commemoration? |
|New Year's Eve || || |
|Birthday party || || |
|National Sorry Day || || |
|School graduation || || |
|ANZAC Day || || |
|Wedding Anniversary || || |
|Australia Day || || |
|Remembrance Day || || |
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