fiesta

[fee-es-tuh; Spanish fyes-tah]
noun, plural fiestas [fee-es-tuhz; Spanish fyes-tahs] .
1.
any festival or festive celebration.
2.
(in Spain and Latin America) a festive celebration of a religious holiday.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish < Latin fēsta; see feast

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fiesta (fɪˈɛstə, Spanish ˈfjesta)
 
n
1.  a religious festival or celebration, esp on a saint's day
2.  a holiday or carnival
 
[Spanish, from Latin festa, plural of festum festival; see feast]

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fiesta
1844, from Sp., lit. "feast" (see feast).
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Example sentences
The three-day fiesta is a celebration dedicated to fond memories of the departed.
Come the weekend, salsa and merengue bands turn the place into one big street fiesta.
Immersive fiesta decor and a boisterous bar add to the party atmosphere.
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