noun, plural fes·tiv·i·ties.
Examples from the Web for festivity
Those of you who tuned in to the festivity in Sochi likely still have a few questions that remained unanswered.The Olympics Are Already Two Days Old. This Is Your Test.|Kevin Bleyer|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the joyousness of her girlish heart, she had pictured to herself the scene of pleasure and festivity which awaited her.Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion|St. George Tucker
The Baron ordered the doors to be thrown open, and the house free for all comers; with every other token of joy and festivity.The Old English Baron|Clara Reeve
The morning comes, cold for a July one; but such a festivity would make Greenland smile.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
It was a beautiful morning for Faith, and the broiled chicken and hot corn cake gave the breakfast an added sense of festivity.A Little Maid of Ticonderoga|Alice Turner Curtis
Towards the end of the festivity the rumour floated abroad that the Countess had lost her fan.The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns|Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for festivity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for festivity
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.