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A festival or fest is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community. "Cherry Days" in Paonia, Colorado is a typical festival.

Types of Festivals

The word fest derives from the German language. See List of German expressions in English.

See also: List of festivals, wiktionary:fest, wiktionary:festival

External links

  • Festivals.com (http://www.festivals.com/)

In Mythology, a festival was also a set of celebrations in the honour of a god.

The Festival Speech Synthesis System : http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/

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Festival is multi-lingual (currently English (British and American), and Spanish) though English is the most advanced.
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When used as in the meaning of a festival, feast is thought of as a religious festival rather than a film or art festival.
Seasonal festivals are determined by the solar and the lunar calendars and by the cycle of the seasons.
A recognized winter festival, the Chinese New Year, is set by the lunar calendar, and celebrated from the day of the second new moon after the winter solstice.
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