Definitions for festive
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gay, festal, festive, merryadjective
offering fun and gaiety
"a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"
Having the atmosphere, decoration, or attitude of a festival, holiday, or celebration.
The room was decked out in festive streamers, with flowers everywhere.
In the mood to celebrate.
Please put the Christmas decorations away, I'm really not in a festive mood.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Joyous; gay; befiting a feast.
Etymology: festivus, Latin.
The glad circle round them yield their souls
To festive mirth and wit that knows no gall. James Thomson.
A festival is an extraordinary event celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect or aspects of that community and its religion or cultures. It is often marked as a local or national holiday, mela, or eid. A festival constitutes typical cases of glocalization, as well as the high culture-low culture interrelationship. Next to religion and folklore, a significant origin is agricultural. Food is such a vital resource that many festivals are associated with harvest time. Religious commemoration and thanksgiving for good harvests are blended in events that take place in autumn, such as Halloween in the northern hemisphere and Easter in the southern. Festivals often serve to fulfill specific communal purposes, especially in regard to commemoration or thanking to the gods, goddesses or saints: they are called patronal festivals. They may also provide entertainment, which was particularly important to local communities before the advent of mass-produced entertainment. Festivals that focus on cultural or ethnic topics also seek to inform community members of their traditions; the involvement of elders sharing stories and experience provides a means for unity among families. Attendants of festivals are often motivated by a desire for escapism, socialization and camaraderie; the practice has been seen as a means of creating geographical connection, belonging and adaptability.
Festive refers to having a joyous or celebratory character or atmosphere, often associated with special occasions, holidays, or celebrations. It often involves activities that are lively, colorful, and full of merriment.
pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay; mirthful; sportive
Etymology: [L. festivus, fr. festum holiday, feast. See feast, and cf. Festivous.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fes′tiv, adj. festal: mirthful.—n. Fes′tival, a joyful celebration: a feast.—adv. Fes′tively.—n. Festiv′ity, social mirth: joyfulness: gaiety.—adj. Fes′tivous, festive. [L. festivus—festus.]
The numerical value of festive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of festive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
This is the festive season where Sierra Leoneans often celebrate with families in a flamboyant and joyous manner, but all must be reminded that our country is at war with a vicious enemy.
The light teaches you to convert life into a festive promenade.
Prices seem adamant on staying above support levels, and it seems they will hold for this festive season, normally, positive stockpile data of this magnitude would surely have broken support levels. However, it seems there is not enough downward pressure to keep prices down.
This is the festive season where Sierra Leoneans often celebrate with families in a flamboyant and joyous manner but all must be reminded that our country is at war with a vicious enemy.
'At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge,' said the gentleman, taking up a pen, 'it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. ... We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.'
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