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I need a noun for the birthday of an organization. Thinking of something like "Declaration Day", "Foundation Day" but none really feel right.

  • Naissance is the one word which can be used for birth of an organization. – Rishab Feb 5 '17 at 10:51
  • No it isn’t. It’s barely even an English word at all, and on the very rare occasion that it is used, it means the birth of a new style or movement within the arts, architecture, philosophy, etc. It is not used for the foundation of an organisation. And it is certainly not used to refer to the birthday of an organisation. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Feb 5 '17 at 11:02
  • @JanusBahsJacquet You're right that it does not mean "birthday". But it does mean "a birth, an origination, or a growth, as that of a person, an organization, an idea, or a movement." dictionary.com/browse/naissance – NVZ Feb 5 '17 at 11:44
  • @NVZ I’d like to see some evidence of that, outside of a lone dictionary definition. I can’t find any recent English sources that use the word in such a sense at all. COCA has only three uses of the word as an English word: two refer to a style in sculpture, one to the birth of a person (in a piece that is generally very high-falutin’ly worded). The OED only has those two definitions as well (the personal one being marked obsolete, the other one rare). Pretty much everything else I can find using the word is in French (including, notably, dictionary.com’s own usage example!). – Janus Bahs Jacquet Feb 5 '17 at 11:54
  • @JanusBahsJacquet you're right about all that. I'm not an expert on this. I'm not even a native speaker. – NVZ Feb 5 '17 at 11:55
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"Anniversary"? "Incorporation Day" (if it's an Inc., obviously)?

I think I would just call it, say, "ELU Day". Or maybe "ELU Anniversary".

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Founder's Day (or plural, Founders' Day) is sometime used, an allusion to the person or persons who founded the organization, a celebration of the founding.

  • Or founding date, or date of establishment. – Bradd Szonye Apr 2 '14 at 7:47
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Can you go for something as simple as Company Birthday? The meaning is clear, and it's not too complicated.

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