a day or time of religious or other celebration, marked by feasting, ceremonies, or other observances: the festival of Christmas; a Roman festival.
a periodic commemoration, anniversary, or celebration: an annual strawberry festival.
a period or program of festive
activities, cultural events, or entertainment: a music festival.
gaiety; revelry; merrymaking.
festal: a festival atmosphere of unrestrained joy.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English Related forms
< Medieval Latin fēstivālis
) holy (day). See festive