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
Bernard VII, Lord of Lippe 12 August 1429 1500
John Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken 19 October 1472 1544
William IV, Princely count of Henneberg-Schleusingen 26 May 1480 1550
Christian Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach 14 August 1642 1703
Louis XIV of France 14 May 1643 1713
Heinrich XI, Prince Reuss of Greiz 17 March 1723 1793
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden 12 May 1738 1808
George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe 13 February 1787 1857
Mudhoji IV Rao Naik Nimbalkar 7 December 1841 1912
Karansinhji 15 June 1846 1916
Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein 12 November 1858 1928
Bhagvat Singh 14 December 1869 1940
Sobhuza II of Swaziland 10 December 1899 1969
Idris ibni Muhammad al-Qadri, Tunku Besar of Tampin 3 December 1929 1999
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 Queen Elizabeth II.

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 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". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  3. ^ "Pakistan's Platinum Jubilee Films". Pakistan Film Magazine. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ Ramma Kapoor. Learning is Fun:Times Tables. Allied Publishers. p. 32.