in honour of somebody/something
in honor of (someone or something)
Acknowledging someone or something, usually as a way to celebrate or show appreciation or admiration. We're having a party in honor of our daughter's graduation from college. Who wants to plan the event in honor of the CEO?
in honor of someone or something
showing respect or admiration for someone or something. Our club gave a party in honor of the club's president. I wrote a poem in honor of John and Mary's marriage.
in honor of
In celebration of, as a mark of respect for, as in We are holding a banquet in honor of the president. [c. 1300]