Festivity



[fe-stiv-i-tee] /fɛˈstɪv ɪ ti/

noun, plural festivities.
1.
a celebration or occasion.
2.
festivities, events or activities:
the festivities of Christmas.
3.
character or quality; gaiety; merriment.
/fɛsˈtɪvɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
merriment characteristic of a festival, party, etc
2.
any festival or other celebration
3.
(pl) festive proceedings; celebrations
n.

late 14c., from Old French festivité, from Latin festivitatem (nominative festivitas) “good fellowship, generosity,” from festivus “festive,” from festum “festival or holiday,” neuter of festus “of a feast” (see feast). Related: Festivities.

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