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festival

noun [C] uk   /ˈfes.tɪ.vəl/ us  
B1 a special day or period, usually in memory of a religious event, with its own social activities, food, or ceremonies: a Jewish/Christian/Hindu festival B1 an organized set of special events, such as musical performances: a folk/pop/rock festival The Brighton Festival is held every year around May time. the Cannes Film Festival
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