One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘we took part in the town's autumn festival’
fete, fair, gala day, gala, carnival, fiesta, jamboree, pageant
arts festival, festival of music and drama, musical festival, festival of music, science festival
2‘forty days' fasting precede the festival’
holy day, feast day, saint's day, holiday
anniversary, commemoration, day of observance
rite, ritual, ceremony
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