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My company is soon to celebrate its ten-year anniversary of moving to their new location. We are going to make some posters to announce it, but I can't think of a more succinct, punchy kind of way to say it.

10-Year Anniversary of Moving to 〇〇 ? 10-Year Relocation Anniversary ?

They all sound quite strange and ill-suited for posters. Any suggestions? Thanks much in advance!

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  • have you checked a thesaurus for anniversary?otherwise I don't think there's a magic word Nov 18 '19 at 1:41
  • The ten-year move-iversary.
    – nnnnnn
    Nov 18 '19 at 5:19
  • The word anniversary means 'a year since [the event]', so the word year is superfluous; just say tenth anniversary. Nov 18 '19 at 9:25
  • perhaps relocation anniversary!
    – Ubi hatt
    Nov 18 '19 at 13:11
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Most commonly, a store will say something like “Celebrating 10 years in this location!”

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Decennial (collinsdictionary.com)

Adjective

  1. lasting for ten years

  2. occurring every ten years

Noun

  1. a tenth anniversary or its celebration

The company is celebrating the decennial anniversary of its (shifting to / existence in the current location.)

The decennial celebrations of the company's ....

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You've already said it in the the title of your question.

If you don't specify anything, an anniversary is thought to be a wedding anniversary. Otherwise, you specify what it's of in the sentence:


This is the third anniversary of my promotion.
This is the fifth anniversary of our store being open.

This is the tenth anniversary of us moving here.


Note that anniversary normally applies to an annual event:

[Merriam-Webster]
1 : the annual recurrence of a date marking a notable event
// a wedding anniversary

However, it doesn't have to. You can specify something other than an annual period of time if you use an adjective before the noun:

[Merriam-Webster]
broadly : a date that follows such an event by a specified period of time measured in units other than years // the 6-month anniversary of the accident

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I'd call it Emigration day.

Emigration is the act of leaving a resident country or place of residence with the intent to settle elsewhere.

Technically it is not quite right, but it's a lot punchier than a mere anniversary, and it plainly implies moving is involved.

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  • Why not "Immigration day" where you celebrate not leaving the old neighborhood, but arriving at the new one.
    – GEdgar
    Nov 24 '19 at 0:30
  • @GEdgar That's gotten more politicized, and tied to moving just between countries. You could use it, but I think it more likely to cause problems, in the US at least. Nov 24 '19 at 0:59

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