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A quadricentenary event or celebration.


a 400th anniversary
of, relating to, or celebrating a 400th anniversary


(ˌkwɒd rə sɛnˈtɛn i əl)

1. of, pertaining to, or marking the completion of a period of 400 years.
2. a quadricentennial anniversary or its celebration.
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Spearheaded by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, this yearlong Quadricentennial festival will engage more than 500,000 Chicagoans and visitors to our City through 850 events exploring how Shakespeare's words continue to live in Chicago and throughout the world's great theater, dance, literature, music, cuisine and spectacle.
This year marks the quadricentennial anniversary of one of the most celebrated works of fiction of all time, that is Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes' satirical novel Don Quixote.
Postal Service issued its first commemorative stamp to honor the World's Columbian Expedition and the quadricentennial of Christopher Columbus' voyage.
Shakespeare's 450th birth anniversary falls today; two years hence, it will be his 400th death anniversary, followed just seven years later by the quadricentennial of the First Folio -- the first time that the bulk of his literary output, including previously unpublished plays, was collated.
Elsewhere, museums worldwide housing paintings from the artist's extant corpus are marking the quadricentennial in their own ways in the first half of the calendar year.
An important Luther commemoration came in 1917, the year of the Quadricentennial of the Reformation.
Valladares's vision drew criticism, however, and in preparation for Salvador's quadricentennial in 1949, the museum was reorganized to present a more congenially elitist interpretation of Bahian history.
The quadricentennial comes at the same time as the 100th anniversary of NCU's own 250-volume Bushnell Rare Bible Collection, one of the largest west of the Mississippi River but rarely seen by the public.
In recognition of this fact, the United Nations General Assembly, in 2009, celebrated the quadricentennial anniversary of great accomplishments in planetary science.
In anticipation of the 2009 Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial, an international celebration that stretched from New York City up the Hudson River and through Lake Champlain to the Province of Quebec, the Albany Institute devoted over three years to concentrated research on topics related to the Hudson River.
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This quadricentennial celebration of the modern era of astronomy also has inspired a worldwide effort entitled the International Year of Astronomy, launched by The International Astronomical Union under the theme, "The Universe, Yours to Discover.