Platinum jubilee

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A platinum jubilee is a celebration held to mark an anniversary. Among monarchies, it usually refers to a 70th anniversary.[1]

Monarch Year of Jubilee
Louis XIV of France 1713
Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein 1928
Sobhuza II of Swaziland 1969
King Bhumibol of Thailand 2016[2]

Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was the most recent monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee; he died shortly after official celebrations in Thailand took place. The next currently reigning monarch who would celebrate a platinum jubilee is Queen Elizabeth II, should she still be reigning on 6 February 2022. Furthermore, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will, should they both still be alive and married to each other on 20 November 2017, celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary.

In South Asian usage, a "platinum jubilee" refers not to an anniversary, but the celebration of 75 weeks. For instance, in Pakistan and India, a platinum jubilee film is one shown in cinemas for 75 weeks or more. The success measure for a 'super hit film' is minimum six months release on its main cinema.[3]

The term is uncommon in the United States, where a 75th anniversary is termed a "diamond jubilee" (in reference to an event only).

The next level of celebration, an anniversary of 100 years, is simply called a centenary.[4]

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  1. ^ David Cannadine (2012-04-13). "A Point of View: Making sense of six decades on the throne". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Thailand Celebrates Monarch's Platinum Jubilee". Benarnews.org. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Pakistan's Platinum Jubilee Films". Pakistan Film Magazine. 
  4. ^ Ramma Kapoor. Learning is Fun:Times Tables. Allied Publishers. p. 32.