Used in the end of Episode 26 of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Clapping recommended when using the term 'congratulations' in this manner, unless the person you're congratulating utterly despises you.
"I want to continue existing in this world! My life is worth living here!"
Friends and family start clapping, and yelling "Hooray!"
"Congratulations! ( x 14)
"Ah...Thank you all."