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Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Is The Word Jubilee Just Used for Royal Anniversaries?

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The word Jubilee - is it only associated with the royal family? Is it used in any other sense other than the anniversary of a coronation?
Nick, Watford

 

Answer 

Name: Emma, A4
Qualifications: works for the Roman Catholic Church
Answer: Jubilee comes from the work yobel - a horn which was blown every 50 years on the anniversary of the freeing of the Hebrew slaves. It can apply to any major celebration.

 

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