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Topic: PERFORMING

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin festivus; FESTIVE

festival

noun
     
fes‧ti‧val S3 W3 [countable]
1AP 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
festival of
the Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts
2 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.
religious festivals
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