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A quincentenary event or celebration.
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(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 National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) considered this city on Mactan Island as the focal place for celebrating 500 years of victory over the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, a ranking official of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said Thursday.
The country's bid to host the UNWTO GA is timed with the celebration of the quincentennial anniversary of the world's first circumnavigation in 1521, which was completed when Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition arrived in Cebu.
The launch of the National Quincentennial Committee logo last December was overshadowed by a side event - the winning Miss Universe costume.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) said that its bid is "timed with the celebration of the quincentennial of the world's first circumnavigation in 1521, which was completed when the Spanish expedition arrived in Cebu."
Co-presenters of the workshop were Maynilad, Meralco, Smart, National Quincentennial Commission and National Commission for Culture and Arts.
The idea for this volume germinated in the shadow of three macro-political events--the end of the cold war, the Persian Gulf War, and the Columbian quincentennial. While the breakdown of cold war ideology made formerly submerged heterogeneous cultural histories available to public and scholarly discourse, clashes over the celebration of the Discovery made visible an absent imperial history that the Gulf War, in its renewal of an imperial synthesis, threatened once again to eclipse.
The concern the novel expresses with Conquest-era mapping resembles concerns Posse would later disclose with a late twentieth-century global geopolitical re- mapping that was taking place right around the time of the Quincentennial. In the political essay Argentina: el gran viraje (2000), Posse declared that while the U.S.
He 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.
Not surprisingly, throughout Latin America the 1992 quincentennial was a matter of protest and critical commemorations, rather than celebrations.