Definition of 'festival'
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We have the whole year with great festivals and nice races to win. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Highlights include festival dances and hikes during the day and nights in quaint mountain inns. Times, Sunday Times (2014) The festival has grown tenfold in the past four years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The anniversary festival was streamed live on the internet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But which festival is the one for you? The Sun (2011)We can all make some space each seasonal festival to spend time outside. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)What makes a festival work these days? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Negotiations have begun to give the country a summer festival of celebration lasting three months. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Are they looking ahead to next year and more festival headline slots? The Sun (2011)Those who do the weekend festival stint get time off in lieu. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Catch the last of day of the festival today. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Edinburgh was once an art desert at festival time. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Pagan groups will often examine anew the content of the seasonal celebrations for each festival and tailor them to current needs. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)When we only had one, festivals were hard. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What is the one festival essential you can't live without? The Sun (2013)The remaining 35,000 were sold in the last few days before the festival began. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Next week at the renowned Cheltenham cricket festival a celebration brunch will be held in a marquee. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But there's one music festival this summer where all three of those national theatrical treasures are pitching up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Preparing a festival takes years. The Sun (2008)After it was screened at the Berlin film festival this year he said real life was no more interesting than being held hostage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)From mid-July to mid-August many villages hold small wine festivals. The Wine Roads of France (1989)The festival of hip-hop dance theatre is back for a 13th year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The 24th annual festival of new dance, with a different triple bill each night. Times, Sunday Times (2013)THIS week SFTW brings you a festival special. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'festival'
British English: festival /ˈfɛstɪvl/ NOUN
A festival is an organized series of events and performances.
...summer festivals of music and dance.
- American English: festival
- Arabic: مِهْرَجَان
- Brazilian Portuguese: festival
- Chinese: 节日
- Croatian: festival
- Czech: festival
- Danish: festival
- Dutch: festival
- European Spanish: festival
- Finnish: festivaali
- French: festival
- German: Festspiele
- Greek: φεστιβάλ
- Italian: festival
- Japanese: フェスティバル
- Korean: 축제
- Norwegian: festival
- Polish: festiwal
- European Portuguese: festival
- Romanian: festival
- Russian: празднество
- Spanish: festival
- Swedish: festival
- Thai: เทศกาล
- Turkish: festival
- Ukrainian: фестиваль
- Vietnamese: lễ hội
Definition of festival from the Collins English Dictionary
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