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A jubilee is a particular anniversary of an event, usually denoting the 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 65th, 70th, and the 95th anniversary. Of biblical origin, the term is often now used to denote the celebrations associated with the reign of a monarch after a milestone number of years have passed. In African American culture, "jubilee" is associated with celebration of emancipation from slavery.
The Jubilee (Hebrew: יובל yovel) year (every 50th year) and the Sabbatical year (every seventh year) are Biblical commandments concerning ownership of land and slaves. The laws concerning the Sabbatical year are still observed by many religious Jews in the State of Israel, while the Jubilee has not been observed for many centuries. According to the Hebrew Bible, every seventh year, farmers in the land of Israel are commanded to let their land lie fallow, and slaves were freed. The celebration of the Jubilee is the fiftieth year, that is, the year after seven Sabbatical cycles.
- Silver jubilee, for a 25th anniversary.
- Ruby jubilee, for a 40th anniversary.
- Golden jubilee, for a 50th anniversary.
- Diamond jubilee, for a 60th anniversary.
- Sapphire jubilee, for a 65th anniversary.
- Platinum jubilee, for a 70th anniversary.
These are also used as general terms in the modern world.
- Debt jubilee
- Wedding anniversary#Celebration and gifts
- Hierarchy of precious substances
- Jubilee Debt Coalition
- Jubilee 2000
- Jubilee singers
- "Francis announces new global jubilee, the Holy Year of Mercy". National Catholic Reporter. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- Dodson, Howard (2003-07-30). Jubilee: The Emergence of African-american Culture. Diane Publishing Company. pp. i–iii. ISBN 978-0-7567-8175-0.
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- A history of jubilees – The British Royal Family