Origin of festival
Examples from the Web for festival
The ancient Egyptian festival of Wepet Renpet (“opening of the year”) was not just a time of rebirth—it was dedicated to drinking.
It is matched six months away by the festival of May Day and by the eve of Walpurgis Night which precedes it.
The people were in one way or another enjoying or experiencing the festival day.
Full disclosure: I co-produce the Festival so, yes, that was a shameless plug.
She has been a huge fan of the festival for years … and there has always been that traveler crossover with Glastonbury.
The festival to these gods of the harvest was in the month Mac, which occurred in the early spring.American Hero-Myths|Daniel G. Brinton
This funeral dance a widow was apparently expected to renew in public at every festival for months after the death.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead|James George Frazer
Cartier gave this gulf the name of St. Lawrence, having discovered it on that saint's festival day.The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)|George Warburton
It is the chief object of reverence at the Dasahra festival.
It was announced that an unforeseen circumstance made it necessary to close the festival at once, and the company went home.Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete|Charles M. Skinner
British Dictionary definitions for festival
Word Origin for festival
Word Origin and History for festival
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).