▪ big , large
▪ private , public
▪ informal , intimate
▪ family , political , religious , social
▪ international , national
▪ holiday ( AmE )
VERB + GATHERING
▪ attend , go to
In some cultures, women are not allowed to attend public ~s.
▪ have , hold , host , organize
We're having a small family ~ to mark our wedding anniversary.
GATHERING + VERB
▪ take place
▪ ~ of
The president addressed a ~ of local government officials.
▪ a ~ of the clan/clans ( humorous , esp. BrE )
We all go to my parents' at Christmas for the annual ~ of the clan.
▪ information , intelligence