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  1. Kermesse(noun)

    see Kirmess

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  1. Kermesse

    Kermesse, or kermis, is a Dutch language term derived from 'kerk' and 'mis' that became borrowed in English and French, originally denoting the mass said on the anniversary of the foundation of a church and in honour of the patron. Such celebrations were regularly held in the Low Countries and also in northern France, and were accompanied by feasting, dancing and sports of all kinds.


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fête(noun)

an entertainment, especially in the open air, with competitions, displays, the selling of goods etc usually to raise money, especially for charity

We are holding a summer fete in aid of charity.

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