festivity

[ fe-stiv-i-tee ]
/ fɛˈstɪv ɪ ti /

noun, plural fes·tiv·i·ties.

a festive celebration or occasion.
festivities, festive events or activities: the festivities of Christmas.
festive character or quality; gaiety; merriment.

Origin of festivity

1350–1400; Middle English festivite (< Old French) < Latin fēstīvitās. See festive, -ity
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festivity
/ (fɛsˈtɪvɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

merriment characteristic of a festival, party, etc
any festival or other celebration
(plural) festive proceedings; celebrations
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