[fee-es-tuh; Spanish fyes-tah]
- any festival or festive celebration.
- (in Spain and Latin America) a festive celebration of a religious holiday.
Origin of fiesta
1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish < Latin fēsta; see feast
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Examples from the Web for fiesta
He grew up in Ouro Preto and would be there for a few days over the fiesta of Nossa Senhora do Rosário.Two Chickens, an Old Guitar, and a Group of Strangers: A Life-Changing Feast in Brazil
November 29, 2013
The Fiesta and C-Max hybrid models, which were up 30 percent, pitched in as well.U.S. Car Sales Roar in August
September 4, 2013
If the fiesta is at your casa this year, delicious eats are crucial.Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Tacos for One and All
May 4, 2012
Just a week before the shooting, he rode in the Fiesta Bowl parade in a police tank.
Just a week before the shooting, Sheriff Arpaio rode in the Fiesta Bowl parade in a police tank.
Once a year there is a village festival or "fiesta" in his or her honor.Getting to know Spain
The vigilant animal had also gone to the fiesta with the family.The Dead Command
Vicente Blasco Ibez
Though the field-sports were over, the fiesta of San Juan was not yet ended.
It was his bold luck on the day of the fiesta that had enabled him to provide such a stock.
On the second day after the fiesta there was a small dining party at the Presidio.
- a religious festival or celebration, esp on a saint's day
- a holiday or carnival
Spanish, from Latin festa, plural of festum festival; see feast
Word Origin and History for fiesta
1844, Spanish, literally "feast" (see feast (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper