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A quincentenary event or celebration.


(ˌkwɪn sɛnˈtɛn i əl)

1. pertaining to or marking a period of 500 years.
2. a 500th anniversary or its celebration.
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Noun1.quincentennial - the 500th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
anniversary, day of remembrance - the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
Adj.1.quincentennial - of or relating to a 500th anniversary; "the quincentennial celebration of the founding of the city"
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The President congratulated the delegation on quincentennial celebration year of the RCP.
President Mamnoon congratulated the delegation on RCP's quincentennial celebration year and wished them a pleasant and comfortable stay in Pakistan.
Widely regarded as the world's foremost authority on Columbus, Manuel Rosa was drawn into his own impassioned "voyage of discovery" in 1991, during preparations for the Quincentennial in Spain and Portugal.
This apparent fact became particularly prominent in the buildup to the quincentennial celebrations of the voyage made by John Cabot in 1497.
Not surprisingly, throughout Latin America the 1992 quincentennial was a matter of protest and critical commemorations, rather than celebrations.
Both the issue and the festival acknowledged international indigenous protests against the Columbus quincentennial.
The Quincentennial Foundation established by Turkish and Jewish elites in 1992 has been very influential in this process.
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In a very short time, for the Columbus quincentennial in 1992, both the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization mounted "two remarkable exhibitions" which "brought the tensions of margin and centre squarely into the country's most official spaces.
In her last chapter, "The Discourse of Modern Art in a Post-Columbian World," Kastner discusses the thirteen watercolors of paper dolls Smith created during the 1992 Columbian quincentennial in which she substituted post-Columbian for post-colonial to present counter-narratives combining "pop art traditions and Native American humor" (5).
Built in Brazil in time to celebrate the quincentennial of Columbus' first voyage to the New World, the Nina, a Columbus era replica ship, provides visitors with a true visual of the size and sailing implements of Columbus' favorite ship from over 500 years ago.