special occasion

A “special occasion” simply means an important day or event. Special occasions can include birthdays, graduations, weddings, and more. They are usually happy events that we celebrate. 

Use “special occasion” like this:

I only wear a suit for special occasions.

If your sister gives you a nice bottle of champagne for your birthday, you might say:

I’m saving this for a special occasion! 

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