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festival

noun [C]  /ˈfes·tə·vəl/ ( infml fest,  /fest/) us  
an organized set of special events, such as musical performances or plays, usually happening in one place, or a special day or period, usually in memory of a religious event, with its own social activities, food, or ceremonies: a film/food/music festival the festival of Eid al-Adha/Hanukkah/Diwali a solstice festival
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