A festival or gala is an event, usually and ordinarily staged by a local community, which centers on and celebrates some unique aspect of that community and the Festival.
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... Important festivals include the wine-and-food September festival, Friuli D.O.C ... and the biggest European festival of popular East Asian cinema, the Far East Film Festival, in April ...
... The biggest festival held in Brno is the fireworks festival Ignis Brunensis (Latin for "Flame of Brno") ... It is part of a festival with a bold name "Brno - City in the Centre of Europe" ... The next international festival is the Cinema Mundi (a Latin name which means something like "the Cinematography of the World") it shows about 60 films competing for Oscar nomination in the category of Best Foreign ...
... Most Ancient Egyptian festivals were religious, but others were not such as one festival established by Rameses III to celebrate his victory over the Libyans ... Festivals were large celebrations with plenty of food available ... In one festival in the 12th century BC, 11,341 loaves of bread and 385 jars of beer were given to the public ...
... Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival) Eternity and a Day (Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα, Mia aioniotita kai mia mera), directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos ...
... The Xclamation Festival or X Fest is an annual festival that takes place on the streets of downtown Modesto, California from 9th to 12th between J and H Streets, usually on the first Saturday in ... hours, and a motto of "Good Times, Downtown." The festival features 50 bands on 8 stages over the course of 8 hours ... The festival is 21 and over only, and has boasted crowds that average 15,000 people, the capacity limit set by the City of Modesto ...
More definitions of "festival":
- (noun): A day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration.
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“The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.”
—Germaine Greer (b. 1939)
“Dont you know there are 200 temperance women in this county who control 200 votes. Why does a woman work for temperance? Because shes tired of liftin that besotted mate of hers off the floor every Saturday night and puttin him on the sofa so he wont catch cold. Tonight were for temperance. Help yourself to them cloves and chew them, chew them hard. Were goin to that festival tonight smelling like a hot mince pie.”
—Laurence Stallings (18941968)
“Marry, I cannot show it in rhyme, I have tried; I can find no rhyme to lady but babyMan innocent rhyme; for scorn, hornMa hard rhyme; for school, foolMa babbling rhyme; very ominous endings. No, I was not born under a rhyming planet, nor I cannot woo in festival terms.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)