Anniversary Celebration

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The Anniversary Celebration is a special event that occurs annually from April 22, 19:00, to April 29, 19:00 UTC (source), which commemorates the original release of Guild Wars on April 28, 2005.




The following items drop randomly from foes:

Alcohol Hard Apple Cider Hunter's Ale Krytan Brandy Battle Isle Iced Tea1
Hard Apple Cider.png Hunter's Ale.png Krytan Brandy.png Battle Isle Iced Tea.png
Festive item Bottle Rocket Champagne Popper Sparkler Party Beacon1
Bottle Rocket.png Champagne Popper.png Sparkler.png Party Beacon.png
Sweet Birthday Cupcake Honeycomb Sugary Blue Drink Delicious Cake1
Birthday Cupcake.png Honeycomb.png Sugary Blue Drink.png Delicious Cake.png
Reward trophy Victory Token2
Victory Token.png
1Can only be dropped from bosses.
2Can be exchanged for items from Elite Xunlai Agent Isa Ku, Seiji, Sheng Yi, and Zaishen Supply Masters.


In Guild versus Guild during this event, the opposing Guild Lord drops 10 Birthday Cupcakes for each player of the winning team when he dies. To prevent exploitation, no rewards are offered if (a) the match ends after 28 minutes without either side killing a Guild Lord or (b) the battle ends in under 5 minutes (e.g. due to one team resigning or zoning).


  • A non-boss foe can drop multiple event-related items at the same time during this event (e.g. a non-boss foe can drop a Hard Apple Cider, Bottle Rocket, and Victory Token at the same time), whereas a non-boss foe can only drop one event-related item at a time during other special events that have multiple event-related item drops (e.g. Lucky Treats Week and Wintersday).
  • Unlike other special events with festival collectors, the festival collectors that appear during this event do not remain for a week after the event is over.



The Ninth Year Anniversary Celebration started earlier than expected on April 2, 19:00 UTC (source). From April 2 until the April 17 update, it only featured Elite Xunlai Agent Isa Ku, fireworks displays, Ceira, Sworn to Fire offering to unlock the Hound of Balthazar, and event-related drops. After the April 17 update, all Anniversary Celebration festivities (except Sadie Salvitas) became active. After the April 18 update, Sadie Salvitas began appearing. The event ended on April 29, 19:00 UTC.

Special events
Canthan New Year 20072008200920102011201220132014 onward
April Fools' Day 20072008200920102011201220132014 onward
Anniversary Celebration 2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th onward
Dragon Festival 20062007 (Redux) • 2008200920102011201220132014 onward
Wintersday in July 2008200920102011201220132014 onward
Halloween 2005200620072008 (Redux) • 200920102011201220132014 onward
Wintersday 20052006200720082009 (Redux) • 2010201120122013 onward
Other annual events Breast Cancer Awareness MonthLucky Treats WeekPirate Week
Special Treats WeekSweet Treats WeekWayfarer's Reverie
One-time only events Day of the TenguFarewell to Gaile