noun, plural fes·tiv·i·ties.
- festival hall,
- festive season,
- festoon blind,
Origin of festivity
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
noun plural -ties
late 14c., from Old French festivité, from Latin festivitatem (nominative festivitas) "good fellowship, generosity," from festivus "festive," from festum "festival or holiday," neuter of festus "of a feast" (see feast). Related: Festivities.