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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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Scheduled to be held at Padang Merdeka from 5.30 pm, the celebrations will be a continuation of the National Month and the Fly the Jalur Gemilang campaigns held here from Aug 2 to 4.
twitter.com/hpHZ0838WO TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 14, 2019 Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto also saw its fair share of celebrations.
As workers in other parts of the country prepare to take part in processions to mark Labour Day celebrations, in Kakamega, the event has been cancelled due to a financial hitch.The celebrations were to be held at Bukhungu Stadium but officials of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) said they were unable to proceed with preparations due lack of funds.
Celebration Resort Relief has not only begun offering solutions for timeshare problems but is also giving time and money to multiple charities.
"Kaya ang Halloween ay hindi iyan Christian celebration, which is a celebration of death.
Speaking at the Independence Day celebrations carnival march that convened at Old Naledi, Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development said the creative industry was powerful enough to turn the economy around.
SARGODHA -- Preparations for the 71st Independence Day celebrations are getting momentum in the city as the auspicious day is approaching fast.
and 4 p.m., will feature a recreated old-fashioned Independence Day celebration on the frontier.
The United attacker scored a brilliant goal in the first half of England's 6-1 win over Panama in the World Cup and he didn't hold back with his celebration.
The birthday celebration committee is comprised of noted personalities who have made remarkable contribution in the field of religion, social, political, culture and media among others.
It would be the first time for the President to miss Yair's birthday celebration if he would not be able to come home.
The traditional qaranqasho celebration held on the night before the 15th day of Ramadan is aimed at rewarding children for successfully fasting during the first half of the month and encouraging them to continue through the second half.
Summary: New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu attended the massive celebration of Vijayadashami or Dussehra at Red Fort ground on Saturday.
A PS1,000 prize is up for grabs for the most outrageous celebration in a competition backed by former player Jimmy Bullard, whose 2008 goal celebration mocking Hull City manager Phil Brown is consistently ranked amongst the top ten of all time.