part of speech: noun

definition 1: a ceremony or celebration that repeats, often once a year, and involves special activities or amusements.

  • The city holds a festival in January every year to celebrate the New Year.
  • We saw dancers in fabulous costumes at the Mardi gras festival.

synonyms: celebration

definition 2: a series of shows, exhibits, or special activities that center around a particular type of thing such as music, art, food, or crafts.

  • Our teacher took us to the jazz festival.