Definitions for festivalˈfɛs tə vəl
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a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
"a drama festival"
An event or community gathering, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community.
In mythology, a set of celebrations in the honour of a god.
Pertaining to a feast or feast-day. (Now only as the noun used attributively.)
Origin: From festivalis, from festivus.
pertaining to a fest; festive; festal; appropriate to a festival; joyous; mirthful
Origin: [OF. festival, fr. L. festivum festive jollity, fr. festivus festive, gay. See Festive.]
A festival or gala is an event ordinarily staged by a local community, which centers on and celebrates some unique aspect of that community and the Festival. Among many religions, a feast is a set of celebrations in honour of God or gods. A feast and a festival are historically interchangeable. However, the term "feast" has also entered common secular parlance as a synonym for any large or elaborate meal. When used as in the meaning of a festival, most often refers to a religious festival rather than a film or art festival. In the Philippines and many other former Spanish colonies, the Spanish word fiesta is used to denote a communal religious feast to honor a patron saint. In the Christian liturgical calendar there are two principal feasts, properly known as the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and the Feast of the Resurrection,. In the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Anglican liturgical calendars there are a great number of lesser feasts throughout the year commemorating saints, sacred events, doctrines, etc.
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Rank popularity for the word 'festival' in Nouns Frequency: #1227
Translations for festival
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- фестивал, празненствоBulgarian
- جشنواره, فستیوالPersian
- féillScottish Gaelic
- ઓચ્છવ, મહોચ્છવGujarati
- त्योहार, पर्व, उत्सवHindi
- փառատոն, տոնArmenian
- mostra, rassegna, festivalItalian
- 祝祭, 祭典, 祭りJapanese
- 축제, 祝祭Korean
- festum, feria, festivitasLatin
- taiopenga, hui taurimaMāori
- festivalNorwegian Nynorsk
- празднество, фестиваль, праздникRussian
- фестивал, празник, praznik, festivalSerbo-Croatian
- มหกรรม, งานฉลองThai
- festival, şenlikTurkish
- hội diễn, đại hội liên hoan, ngày hộiVietnamese
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