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festival

Pronunciation: /ˈfestəvəl; ˈfestɪvəl/

Translation of festival in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Religion/Religión] fiesta (feminine), festividad (feminine) 1.2 [Cinema/Cine] [Music/Música] [Theater/Teatro] festival (masculine) a pop festival un festival de música pop
    Example sentences
    • The films were hand picked by organisers who travelled and networked with major international film festivals.
    • Of course, the presence of two major international jazz festivals also contributes to the country's jazzy well-being.
    • It's great for films, festivals, concerts, and of course the opportunity to study at the university.
    1.3 (celebration) fiesta (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [atmosphere] festivo, de fiesta
    Example sentences
    • We do celebrate more religious festivals than most schools, but the children enjoy it.
    • Here in Doi Tung, these tribal villagers continue to celebrate their ancient festivals and religious rituals.
    • When my sister taught at a junior school they celebrated all the religious festivals.

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