fi·​es·​ta | \ fē-ˈe-stə How to pronounce fiesta (audio) \

Definition of fiesta

: festival specifically : a saint's day celebrated in Spain, Latin America, and the Philippines with processions and dances

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Examples of fiesta in a Sentence

the city's Latinos have a series of fiestas throughout the summer
Recent Examples on the Web But prepandemic, this is where the church had its annual fiesta. Ada Tseng, Los Angeles Times, "A hard-hit community needed vaccines. Here’s how a clinic came together in a church parking lot," 17 Apr. 2021 For Tex-Mex enthusiasts, Molina’s fiesta fajita packs (available by the pound) are the perfect DIY dinner for game day. Joanna O'leary, Chron, "Where to get the best Super Bowl takeout in Houston," 3 Feb. 2021 Expect more multiplier mumbo jumbo as the Biden administration begins its tax-and-spend fiesta. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "A Stimulus Dollar Is Only a Dollar," 6 Dec. 2020 But Mexico’s paper works burst with every-day-is-a-fiesta whimsy (lifesize skeletons with sly grins) and dark, timely humor (whack these COVID-19 piñatas). Jennifer Barger, National Geographic, "These paper crafts bring the party on Day of the Dead," 19 Oct. 2020 Osorio looks forward to a lively family fiesta at their south side Milwaukee home. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No Fiesta? No Problem. Local families share Mexican Favorites for at-home Fiestas," 13 Aug. 2020 The casserole is baked just long enough to heat through and melt the cheese, before being showered with a luxurious amount of toppings that give this dish a fiesta-like feeling. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Plan a weeknight fiesta with this twist on chilaquiles," 14 Oct. 2020 Includes choice of select cocktail or red or white wine Start the fiesta with a quesadilla stuffed with huitlacoche or shrimp ceviche. Lauren Saria, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Restaurant Week Fall 2020: Here are 15 great menus to try for dine-in or takeout," 17 Sep. 2020 While food is the star of any fiesta, 2020 has taught other lessons. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No Fiesta? No Problem. Local families share Mexican Favorites for at-home Fiestas," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of fiesta

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fiesta

Spanish, from Latin festa — more at feast

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27 Apr 2021

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“Fiesta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fiesta

: a public celebration in Spain and Latin America with parades and dances in honor of a saint


fi·​es·​ta | \ fē-ˈe-stə How to pronounce fiesta (audio) \

Kids Definition of fiesta

: a celebration especially in Spain and Latin America that commemorates a saint

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