Definitions for Festival
ˈfɛs tə vəlfes·ti·val
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Festival.
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.)
Etymology: From festivalis, from festivus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Pertaining to feasts; joyous.
Etymology: festivus, Latin.
He appeared at great tables, and festival entertainments, that he might manifest his divine charity to men. Francis Atterbury.
Time of feast; anniversary-day of civil or religious joy.
So tedious is this day,
As is the night before some festival,
To an impatient child that hath new robes,
And may not wear them. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.
Th’ invited sisters with their graces blest
Their festivals. George Sandys.
The morning trumpets festival proclaim’d
Through each high street. John Milton, Agonistes.
Follow, ye nymphs and shepherds all,
Come celebrate this festival,
And merrily sing, and sport, and play;
For ’tis Oriana’s nuptial day. George Granville.
By sacrifice of the tongues they purged away whatever they had spoken amiss during the festival. Notes on the Odyssey.
The festival of our Lord’s resurrection we have celebrated, and may now consider the chief consequence of his resurrection, a judgment to come. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
pertaining to a fest; festive; festal; appropriate to a festival; joyous; mirthful
Etymology: [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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Festival' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3228
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Festival' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3899
Rank popularity for the word 'Festival' in Nouns Frequency: #1227
The numerical value of Festival in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Festival in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
Probably the first thing we have that is related to Halloween is this Irish Celtic festival known as Samhain, which occurred at the end of October and this is often thought of as a new year celebration.
Festivals are the days when homesickness is at its worst, and Moon Festival is an important festival for the Chinese.
There was already an all-time high demand for the festival experience in 2020, with most events preparing for a record year. Music fans are now ready to get out there to make up for lost time.
Nothing beats being able to perform stand-up comedy in New York to some of the best audiences in the world, and that's what The New York Comedy Festival is. I can't wait.
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- عيد, مهرجانArabic
- фестивал, празненствоBulgarian
- جشنواره, فستیوالPersian
- féillScottish Gaelic
- ઓચ્છવ, મહોચ્છવGujarati
- पर्व, त्योहार, उत्सवHindi
- փառատոն, տոնArmenian
- mostra, festival, rassegnaItalian
- 祭り, 祝祭, 祭典Japanese
- 축제, 祝祭Korean
- festum, feria, festivitasLatin
- taiopenga, hui taurimaMāori
- festivalNorwegian Nynorsk
- празднество, праздник, фестивальRussian
- празник, festival, praznik, фестивалSerbo-Croatian
- งานฉลอง, มหกรรมThai
- şenlik, festivalTurkish
- đại hội liên hoan, hội diễn, ngày hộiVietnamese
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