English - Vietnamese Dictionary
festival /'festivəl/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- ngày hội; đại hội liên hoan; hội diễn
- a film festival: đại hội điện ảnh
- the World Youth: festival đại hội liên hoan thanh niên thế giới
- lunar year festival: ngày tết, tết Nguyên đán
- đợt biểu diễn nhạc lớn, thường kỳ (ở các nơi nổi tiếng)
+a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
+an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
Advanced English Dictionary
1 holiday, holy day, fête, feast, commemoration, anniversary:
He wanted to be with his family for the Christmas festival.
2 celebration, fête, festivities, carnival, entertainment, red-letter day, gala day, anniversary, birthday:
The town organizes a festival every autumn.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 a series of performances of music, plays, films/movies, etc., usually organized in the same place once a year; a series of public events connected with a particular activity or idea: the Edinburgh festival + the Cannes film festival + a beer festival + a rock festival (= where bands perform, often outdoors and over a period of several days)
2 a day or period of the year when people stop working to celebrate a special event, often a religious one: Christmas and Easter are the main Christian festivals.
See also - HARVEST FESTIVAL
1 series of performances/events
big, major | annual | autumn, spring, etc. | international, local | arts, beer, cultural, dance, drama, film, flower, folk, jazz, literary, music, rock, theatre
VERB + FESTIVAL
have, hold | attend, go to, visit | organize | appear at, take part in
The school has taken part in the festival since 1997.
FESTIVAL + VERB
take place | begin, open, start | attract sb
The festival attracts thousands of visitors every year.
FESTIVAL + NOUN
organizer | events, programme
at a/the ~
He's appearing at a local folk festival tonight.
| during a/the ~
the movies shown during the eight-day festival
| in a/the ~
the events in this year's festival
2 religious celebration
great, important, major | annual | pagan, religious | Christian, Muslim, etc. | harvest
VERB + FESTIVAL
The family always observes the Jewish festivals.
at/on a/the ~
the pilgrims who arrived on major festivals
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