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 Accession day Commemoration
Louis XIV of France 14 May 1643 1713
Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein 12 November 1858 1928
King Bhumibol of Thailand 9 June 1946 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 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms in February 2022. Preparations for the celebrations are slowly starting and a four-day Bank Holiday for June 2022 has been announced.[3]

A 75th anniversary can be referred to as a diamond jubilee occasionally,[4][5][6][7][8] but it is commonly used to refer to a 60th anniversary.[9] An anniversary of 100 years is simply called a centenary.[10]

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  1. ^ David Cannadine (13 April 2012). "A Point of View: Making sense of six decades on the throne". BBC News. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Thailand Celebrates Monarch's Platinum Jubilee". Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Extra Bank Holiday to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022" (Press release). Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 23 November 2020.
  4. ^ "75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee". Augusta University. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Impactful publishing: the Journal of Neurosurgery and its diamond anniversary (1944–2019)". Journal of Neurosurgery. 130 (1). doi:10.3171/2018.9.JNS182570.
  6. ^ "NDTA 75th Anniversary Funds Campaign". National Defense Transportation Association. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  7. ^ "ASMP's 75th Anniversary". American Society of Media Photographers. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Anniversary Celebration History". Hallmark Cards, Inc. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Diamond Jubilee". Cambridge Dictionary. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  10. ^ Ramma Kapoor. Learning is Fun:Times Tables. Allied Publishers. p. 32.