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Various times of the day and year. This category also includes significant one-off events as well as events that happen on a regular basis.

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Noon, or midday, is the middle of the day, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky and shadows are at their shortest. With modern clocks noon is at exactly 12 o'clock. The opposite of midday is midnight.

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A parade, also called a marchpast, procession or pageant is usually part of some kind of celebration. Many people walk some distance in a line. There is usually lots of music, and the people in the parade are dressed up in fancy costumes. Sometimes there are also large, decorated vehicles called floats in a parade.

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A party is an event where a group of people get together and have fun. Parties often have food and drinks served at them.

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A picnic is a meal eaten outside, away from home. People usually have picnics in a park when the weather is nice. Usually you bring your meal packed in a picnic basket and eat it on the ground on a blanket.

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Present is another word for gift.
Present also means the current time, right now. It is used in some sayings: "There's no time like the present".

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A prom, or formal, is a formal attire dance usually held by a school or college at the end of the academic year.
Prom is short for promenade.

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A reign is the time that someone is in power, or the act of them being in power. For example, "the King reigned for twenty years".
Words that sound the same as reign but are spelt differently are rain and rein.

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A second is a unit of time. There are 60 seconds in a minute.
Second is also the number two place in a competition.

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Sunrise is the time of day when the sun just starts to peek over the horizon. The sky goes from dark to coloured with lots of shades of pink and orange and red before the sun gets higher and the sky goes to its usual blue. Sunrise is sometimes called dawn. The opposite of sunrise is sunset.

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Sunrise is the time of day when the sun goes down below the horizon. The sky goes from dark to coloured with lots of shades of pink and orange and red and then to deep purple before the sun goes completely below the horizon and it is night time.
The time just after sunset before it gets completely dark is called dusk. The opposite of sunset is sunrise.

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Appointment, Brunch, Celebration, Century, Ceremony, Decade, Divorce, Eve, Everyday, Fete, Future, Gig, Minute (time), Now, Once, Premiere, Quest, Rally, Sometimes, Soon, Today, Tomorrow, Tonight, Trip (voyage), Week, Yesterday.