Friday, 19 December 2014

My Anniversary

Almost everyone celebrates an important event that happened in the previous year. In fact I would term Nigeria as the global hub for celebrations. We love celebrating oh. Some people even go out of their way to borrow money to celebrate important dates in their lives. It’s that serious!! They don’t want to “carry last”  “patapata na draw” according to the Warri folks.
Anniversary just like i mentioned above is simply a day on which an important event happened in the previous year. The Latin word is anniversarius meaning for the year and to return (returning).  We all have several important events that we love celebrating. They range from, birthdays to company or business anniversaries, blog anniversaries, wedding anniversaries etc. The wedding anniversaries are really important events for married couples. It’s a time to reflect at the past, make plans for the future, work on the issues experienced and suggest ways of bonding better etc.
I searched and came across the names of anniversary years especially the wedding anniversary decided to share this. I actually thought it was just the silver jubilee and the Golden jubilee that was available. Every year has a unique name and this makes it very important. Thanking God and looking forward to the next unique anniversary with your partner. Kindly find below the names. If you are married, which anniversary are you presently on?
1 year is a paper anniversary
2 years is a cotton anniversary
3 years is a leather anniversary
4 years is a linen anniversary
5 years is a wood anniversary
6 years is an iron anniversary
7 years is a wool anniversary
8 years is a bronze anniversary
9 years is a copper anniversary
10 years is a tin (or aluminium) anniversary
11 years is a steel anniversary
12 years is a silk anniversary
13 years is a lace anniversary
14 years is an ivory anniversary
15 years is a crystal anniversary
17 years is a turquoise anniversary
18 years is a lapis anniversary
20 years is a china (porcelain) anniversary
25 years is a Silver Jubilee or silver wedding anniversary
30 years is a pearl anniversary
35 years is a coral (or jade) anniversary
40 years is a ruby anniversary
45 years is a sapphire anniversary
50 years is a Golden Jubilee -          
55 years is an emerald anniversary
60 years is a Diamond Jubilee
65 years is a blue sapphire anniversary
70 years is a Platinum Jubilee.
75 years is a diamond wedding anniversary
80 years is an oak wedding anniversary
Most often we buy gifts for our spouses. Another way make it fun is to buy gifts as it relates to your present year anniversary. For example this year I am celebrating wood anniversary. I can decide to buy my wife gifts made of wood. Eg. A beautiful wooden dressing set. Next year is our iron anniversary. I will be expecting a car gift from my wife. *Wink*

Lol at car, aeroplane nko? Thanks Esquire for this post. I'm so excited about my cotton anniversary in a few days. I guess the hubby should be expecting a pack of cotton singlets :D Thanks for reading dear bloghearts. Anuoluwapo.

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Hafsat Oloriegbe said...

I will be celebrating my paper anniversary in a few days, I guess I shld be expecting money or a handmade card, lol, nyc topic esquire

Eniwealth said...

Nice post. It was my parent's Pearl anniversary last October. :D
As I never marry, I decided to share theirs.

Anuoluwapo said...

Money, plenty money + a hand made card. Amen! Thanks dear

Anuoluwapo said...

Oh great. My parents pearl anni is next year. May God grant us long life to witness our parents celebrate their oak anni in love, peace and joy. Amen!

Anonymous said...

Interesting..... never knew each year(anniversary) has a different name. This is gonna put a lotta men in trouble especially wen it gets to certain years.

Anuoluwapo said...

Same here. By trouble you mean it would be expensive? Not necessarily, you may just need to be creative

Ire said...

I can't wait for my oak wedding anniversary even though I've not met the lucky guy

Riike said...

Sounds exciting

Anuoluwapo said...

Soon, very soon

Anuoluwapo said...

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