Tuesday, March 11, 2008


A wedding anniversary is an anniversary of the date on which a wedding took place. Married persons who regard the day of their marriage as important may mark the occasion in some special way.

The 25th (silver) or 30th anniversaries are often marked within the immediate family, since they often coincide with the end of the child-rearing phase of family life.

Broader groups in society, especially the extended families (including any grandchildren), may help to celebrate later events, such as the 40th, 50th, and 60th anniversaries.

In the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, one can receive a message from Queen Elizabeth II for the 60th, 65th, and 70th wedding anniversaries, and any wedding anniversary after the 70th. This is done by applying to Buckingham Palace, or to the Governor-General's office in Commonwealth countries.

In Canada, one can receive a message from the Governor General beginning at the 50th wedding anniversary and every five years until the 60th, where then one can to petition Queen Elizabeth II as in other Commonwealth countries.

In the United States one can receive a greeting from the President for any wedding anniversary after the 50th.

In Australia, one can receive a letter from the Governor General and the present Prime Minister with congratulations on a 50th and subsequent wedding anniversaries; and also from the Federal Opposition Leader, local member of parliament both federal and state, and state Governor.

Roman Catholics can apply for a Papal Blessing through their local Diocese for wedding anniversaries of a special nature(25th, 50th, 60th, etc...).

Traditional gifts
Year British American Modern
1st Paper Paper Clocks
2nd Cotton Cotton China
3rd Leather Leather Crystal, Glass
4th Fruit, Flowers Linen, Silk Appliances
5th Wood Wood Silverware
6th Sugar Iron Wood
7th Wool, Copper Wool, Copper Desk sets
8th Bronze, Pottery Bronze Linens, Lace
9th Pottery, Willow Pottery Leather
10th Tin Tin, Aluminum Diamond
11th Steel Steel Fashion jewelry
12th Silk, Linen Silk Pearls, Colored gems
13th Lace Lace Textiles, Furs
14th Ivory Ivory Gold jewelry
15th Crystal Crystal Watches
16th Tungsten
Silver holloware
17th Turquoise
18th Bismuth Bismuth Porcelain

20th China China Platinum
25th Silver Silver Sterling silver
30th Pearl Pearl Diamond
35th Coral Coral, Jade Jade
40th Ruby Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold Gold
55th Emerald Emerald Emerald
60th Diamond Diamond Diamond
65th Star Sapphire Star Sapphire Star Sapphire
70th Platinum Platinum
75th Diamond Diamond Diamond
80th Oak Oak Diamond, Pearl
90th Granite Granite Diamond, Emerald

source: wikipedia.org

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