- n. Plural form of feria.
“While escaramuza performances may tagged on as an added attraction to any charreada or scheduled in ferias amistosas (friendly fairs), formal competitions on the state, regional and national level are programmed and sanctioned by the Mexican Charro Federation.”
“Not to mention the local "ferias" and parades and processions in the pueblitos around the country.”
“This calendar is by no means a list of all ferias, but rather a month-by-month rundown of those devoted to particular foods.”
“So important is the cultivation, preparation and consumption of nature's bounties that there are ferias (fairs) dedicated solely to the local harvest.”
“Juan, who went by El Pescador, fought for fifteen years, first as a picador, then in ferias in the south, then in the bloodless fights for the cruise ship tourists in Baja, before retiring to the guava orchards of Ronda.”
“However, here are some practical reasons why this was not a huge deal: 1. Because the festive office trumped most Sundays, the dreaded 18-psalm Sunday Matins was rarely said festive Matins were, I believe, 9 or 12 psalms 2. The Leo XIII "votive offices" could be used on ferias, thus avoiding the 12-psalm Matins on ferias.”
“In the primitive days of the Roman Church, before four ferias were added by Saint Gregory the Great (or some other Pontiff in the following decades) to complete 40 days of fasting, the Station at the Lateran, the old palatial basilica on the ancient estate of the Lateran family handed to Saint Sylvester, signaled the beginning of Lent (from the Secret of the Mass: "sacrificium quadragesimalis initii", of the beginning of the Lenten sacrifice).”
“Januarii ferias celebrant, ut angores et animi solicitudines propitiata depellat.”
“The depth of those traditions has been tested in court over the past few years, as promoters in Carcassonne and four other towns sought to join the ranks of cities like Beziers that have built a lucrative tourist trade around annual bullfighting ferias.”
“Other imprints include the 1980 Bantam edition (pictured above); a Golden Apple paperback in 1984; a Diamond paperback in Australia; a 1975 Mexican edition, Adolescencia diabolica; a Brazilian edition, Quando os Adams sairam de ferias, from Circulo do Livro Press, Sao Paolo; and two Turkish editions, the 1985 Celladin çocuklari (which I think means "The Child Executioners") published by Kelebek of Istanbul, and Çocuk Oyunu ( "Child's Play").”
Looking for tweets for ferias.