An anniversary is a date when you remember something special that happened on that date in an earlier year.
It’s our wedding anniversary today.
They celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.
You refer to the anniversary of the date when you were born as your birthday.
On my twelfth birthday I received a letter from my father.
My daughter’s birthday is 10th December.
Find out more in our English Usage article.
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