Synonyms for festival
- field day
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FESTIVAL
This festival, in honour of Dionysus, was observed with great splendour.
This was a common practice during the festival of Thargelia, in honour of Phœbus.
Only these four had kept New England's festival beneath that roof.
They wish to celebrate the patriarch's birthday by a festival.
Naturally a great deal was told me concerning this festival from which they had just returned.
The fifth of August is the festival of our Lady of the Snow.
It is not fitting for Christians to hold a festival in honor of a heathen god.
She would stay undisturbed in her seclusion, keeping her festival alone.
The Seventh Day of the seventh month is the festival of their reunion.
The festival came to an end, and all the dancers returned home.
1580s, from earlier adjective (14c.), from Old French festival "suitable for a feast, solemn, magnificent, joyful, happy," and directly from Medieval Latin festivalis "of a church holiday" (see festivity).
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