|Origin:||Latin festivus; FESTIVE|
fes‧ti‧val S3 W3 [countable]
an occasion when there are performances of many films, plays, pieces of music etc, usually happening in the same place every year:
the Newport Jazz festival
the Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts
a special occasion when people celebrate something such as a religious event, and there is often a public holiday:
Christmas is one of the main festivals in the Christian Calendar.