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festival

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of festival

  1. a time or program of special events and entertainment in honor of something <tourists flock to the town for its annual strawberry festival> Synonyms carnival, celebration, fest, festivity, fete (or fête), fiesta, gala, jubilee Related Words jamboree, jollification, jollity [British], merriment, merrymaking, rejoicing, revel, revelry; exhibit, exhibition, exposition, fair, show; exercises, honors





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