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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Festivity'

Festivity Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    festivity n : any joyous diversion [syn: celebration]
Festivity Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Festivity \Fes*tiv"i*ty\, n.; pl. Festivities. [L. festivitas: cf. F. festivit['e].]
  1. The condition of being festive; social joy or exhilaration of spirits at an entertaintment; joyfulness; gayety. The unrestrained festivity of the rustic youth. --Bp. Hurd.
  2. A festival; a festive celebration. --Sir T. Browne.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Festivity'

A festival is an event, usually and ordinarily staged by a local community, which centers on and celebrates some unique aspect of that community and the Festival.

Among many religions, a feast is a set of celebrations in honour of God or gods. A feast and a festival are historically interchangeable. However, the term "feast" has also entered common secular parlance as a synonym for any large or elaborate meal. When used as in the meaning of a festival, most often refers to a religious festival rather than a film or art festival.

In the Christian liturgical calendar there are two principal feasts, properly known as the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas) and the Feast of the Resurrection, (Easter). In the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Anglican liturgical calendars there are a great number of lesser feasts throughout the year commemorating saints, sacred events, doctrines, etc.

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  • Religious Programs Further Illuminate Nation’s Capital
    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Visitors to the royal birthday festivity in the capital were yesterday entertained to religious programs such as Nasyid, Tausyeh dan Tell-a-Story in Arabic Language. Read more on this news related to 'Festivity'
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  • Man shot, killed near Caribbean Carnival route
    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11/AP) – For all the festivity that surrounds the annual West Indian Day Parade, the event has been scarred in recent years by violence nearby and that was the case Monday morning. A 53-year-old man was shot and killed near Empire Boulevard and Rogers Avenue, police said shortly after 6 a.m. It […] Read more on this news related to 'Festivity'

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