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celebrate (one) for (something)

To honor and acclaim one for a remarkable action or achievement. We still celebrate Sir Alexander Fleming today for his discovery of penicillin.
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celebrate someone for an accomplishment

to honor someone for having done something. The people celebrated the astronaut for a successful journey. She was celebrated widely for her discovery.
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Telangana Liberation Day is usually celebrated on September 17 to remember the rebellion and the subsequent police action which led to the freedom of Hyderabad state from the Nizam's rule on September 17, 1948.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, "In recent times, Eid has been celebrated on different dates across Pakistan.
They also celebrated the third anniversary of Global Views, their home interior furnishings shop at Shangri-La at The Fort.
He told hostess, Becky, that 'I don't feel celebrated. It's the norm in Ghana.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, 'Some people say that Pakistan Day was celebrated with more fervor and passion this year compared to last year, while others say there was not much difference.
In lieu of which, Yousafzai said that people who celebrated Eid on Tuesday will have to observe a fast to make up for the missed day.
He said in ex-FATA, that is part of KP province now, Eid will be celebrated on Tuesday and it has been decided that the whole province will celebrate Eid on Tuesday to express solidarity with them.
Many institutions and government bodies, departments, companies, centres and ministries, especially institutions concerned with cultural affairs in the country, celebrated the night of Garangao, which coincides with mid-Ramadan.
ISLAMABAD -- People across the globe, including Pakistan celebrated Mother's day on Sunday to share their sentiments and express profound love for their mothers.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he will not celebrate if he scores against Liverpool at Anfield in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg.Suarez, who left Liverpool in 2014 after three-and-a-half seasons, scored and then celebrated in Barcelona's 3-0 first-leg win at the Nou Camp.
1 / 13 Indian labourers unload wheat grain from a trailer at a local distribution point on the outskirts of Amritsar on April 30, 2019, on the eve of the International Labour Day celebrated on May 1.
It is celebrated during the full moon based on the traditional Cambodian calendar.
"With the exception of one year, we have celebrated every Diwali in Dubai for the last 25 years," he said.
The local people said that Eidul Azha would be celebrated in most parts of the tribal district on Tuesday.