Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A festival or religious holiday, especially a saint's day celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • noun A celebration or party.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Spanish countries, a feast-day; a holiday.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Among Spanish, a religious festival; a saint's day or holiday; also, a holiday or festivity.
  • noun an organized series of acts and performances.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A religious festival.
  • noun A festive occasion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an elaborate party (often outdoors)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *festa, alteration of *fēsta; see feast.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Spanish fiesta, from Latin festum ("feast").

Examples

  • The main fiesta is in honor of San Juan Bautista from the 23rd to the 25th of June.

    The Meseta Purepecha

  • The main fiesta is in honor of San Juan Bautista from the 23rd to the 25th of June.

    The Meseta Purepecha

  • Three days before the fiesta is the Rebozo Fair, from the 18th to the 25th of September, a week of total happiness and rejoicing.

    The Meseta Purepecha

  • Three days before the fiesta is the Rebozo Fair, from the 18th to the 25th of September, a week of total happiness and rejoicing.

    The Meseta Purepecha

  • The most famous fiesta is la Vela Sandunga on Dec 26 and another one Vela Tehuantepec during the last week of May but there are a whole lot more.

    Huatulco to Oaxaca City Road Trip

  • The most famous fiesta is la Vela Sandunga on Dec 26 and another one Vela Tehuantepec during the last week of May but there are a whole lot more.

    Huatulco to Oaxaca City Road Trip

  • The most famous fiesta is la Vela Sandunga on Dec 26 and another one Vela Tehuantepec during the last week of May but there are a whole lot more.

    Huatulco to Oaxaca City Road Trip

  • The most famous fiesta is la Vela Sandunga on Dec 26 and another one Vela Tehuantepec during the last week of May but there are a whole lot more.

    Huatulco to Oaxaca City Road Trip

  • The most famous fiesta is la Vela Sandunga on Dec 26 and another one Vela Tehuantepec during the last week of May but there are a whole lot more.

    Huatulco to Oaxaca City Road Trip

  • The most famous fiesta is la Vela Sandunga on Dec 26 and another one Vela Tehuantepec during the last week of May but there are a whole lot more.

    Huatulco to Oaxaca City Road Trip

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