Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Festivity'
n : any joyous diversion [syn: celebration]
- Festivity \Fes*tiv"i*ty\, n.; pl. Festivities. [L. festivitas:
cf. F. festivit['e].]
- 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.
- A festival; a festive celebration. --Sir T. Browne.
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.[See more about Festivity at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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- Rio Carnival Leaves City in Mess with Smelly Trash all Over [PHOTOS]
Even as the 2014 Rio Carnival ended with some of the memorable parades, a smelly hangover of the festivity has gripped the city dwellers. Having witnessed the final Banda de Ipanema march, the Parade of the Children's Samba Schools and the Gay Costume Ball on the last day of Carnival on Fat Tuesday, residents of Rio de Janeiro woke up to filthy and stinky stre Read more on this news related to 'Festivity'
- John C. ‘Jay’ Barker | 1963-2014: Courthouse festivity was lifelong passion
NEWARK, Ohio — By Christmas, carols might play and the 135-year-old bell in the tower of the Licking County Courthouse might ring for the first time in decades in honor of a man instrumental in one of Newark’s most-cherished traditions — the holiday courthouse lighting ceremony. Read more on this news related to 'Festivity'
- Information: National Day of Ghana today
Ghana celebrates its National Day today. Considered one of the most important holidays in Ghana, National Day is celebrated with great festivity characterized by street dancing and fireworks. Located in West Africa, Ghana is bordered to the west by Cote d’ Ivoire, to the north by Burkina Faso, to the east by Togo, and to the south by the Gulf of Guinea. The term Read more on this news related to 'Festivity'