noun, plural fes·tiv·i·ties.
Examples from the Web for festivities
Some will be avoiding New Year festivities entirely—and very sensible folk they are too.
But with the outbreak of hostilities in mid-2011, all festivities were thrust into the deep freeze.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive|Peter Schwartzstein|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, despite the extravagance of the parades, Putin was not there to witness the festivities.
She returned this year, headlined the festivities, before heading to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Oklahoma City.New York Fashion Week's Teen Sensation: Isabella Rose Taylor, 13, Stages A Sartorial Revolution|Justin Jones|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spread out among nine tents, more than 20,000 pounds of lobster are served throughout the five-day festivities.
In the carriage the talk was unceasing—talk of home, of expectant friends, of Christmas meetings and festivities.Dead Man's Rock|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Solemn hymns were to be sung at the uncovering of the statues, beside other festivities.Visit to Iceland|Ida Pfeiffer
A tablet in the Arena records this Congress and the festivities held to celebrate it.The Story of Verona|Alethea Wiel
Nothing was allowed to transpire to disturb the festivities at Greenwich.The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon|J.A. Froude
The answer was closed with these words: "We are anxiously awaiting your arrival, and are all ready to commence our festivities."The Empire of Russia|John S. C. Abbott