an auspicious occasion

an auspicious occasion

A celebratory or momentous event, situation, or circumstance. (Note that the meaning of auspicious here is slightly altered from its standard definition of favorable or timely.) We would like to invite you to the auspicious occasion of the marriage of our son, Luke, to his bride-to-be, Sophia. It was an auspicious day in the city, as people poured onto the streets to celebrate the queen's ascent to the throne.
See also: occasion
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Krishnakumar Tiwari, a priest, said: "Today it is wedding of Goddess Tulsi (Medicinal Herb Basil) and it is an auspicious occasion of 'Devotthan Ekadashi'.
Summary: In this Akshaya Tritiya an auspicious occasion to buy gold, Sky Jewellery has been in full preparation to offer lots of value additions to the customers.
Flashbulbs flash, administrators administer pats on the back, local dignitaries speak in glowing terms about the facility--it's an auspicious occasion.
The world premiere of Mark Morris's new work, The Argument, was an auspicious occasion even though a nor'easter snowstorm forced the cancellation of the opening performance.
The event drew an enthusiastic and stimulating audience, and was an auspicious occasion for the many writers and artists who came to the forum from various parts of the country.
The 34-year-old further said she was yet to finalise the wedding date that would coincide with an auspicious occasion.