What is festival?

  • (noun): A day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Festival

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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Brno - Culture - Festivals
... 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 ...
Ancient Egyptian Festivals
... Most Ancient Egyptian festivals were religious, but others were not such as one festival established by Rameses III to celebrate his victory over the ... 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 ...
Udine - Culture
... 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 ...
Xclamation Festival
... 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 August ... go into the late evening 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 ...
1998 In Film - Awards Events
... Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival) Eternity and a Day (Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα, Mia aioniotita kai mia mera), directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos ...

More definitions of "festival":

  • (noun): An organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place).
    Example: "A drama festival"
    Synonyms: fete

Famous quotes containing the word festival:

    Sabbath. A weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.
    Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914)

    Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God at the place that he will choose: at the festival of unleavened bread, at the festival of weeks, and at the festival of booths. They shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed; all shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that he has given you.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 16:16,17.

    Marry, I cannot show it in rhyme, I have tried; I can find no rhyme to “lady” but “baby”Man innocent rhyme; for “scorn,” “horn”Ma hard rhyme; for “school,” “fool”Ma babbling rhyme; very ominous endings. No, I was not born under a rhyming planet, nor I cannot woo in festival terms.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)