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festival [ 'festəvəl] n.节日;音乐节

festival ['festəvəl] a.节日的,喜庆的

春运 (passenger) transport during the Spring Festival

端午节 the Dragon Boat Festival

美食节 gourmet festival

It is on the festival occasions when one misses his dear most.

泼水节 Water-Sprinkling Festival

清明节 Pure Bright Festival; Tomb Sweeping Day

元宵节 Lantern Festival

元宵节 The Lantern Festival

过年 Guo-nian; have the Spring Festival

春联 Spring Festival couplets

买年货 special purchases for the Spring Festival ; do Spring Festival shopping

On festive occasions more than ever one thinks of one's dear ones far away.
It is on the festival occasions when one misses his dear most.

film festival 电影节

中华民族的喜庆节日(Chinese Festivial)
国庆节 National Day
中秋节 Mia-Autumn Festival
春节 Spring Festival
元宵节 Lantern Festival
儿童节 Children’s Day
端午节 Dragon Boat Festival
妇女节 Women’s Day
泼水节 Water-Splashing Day
教师节 Teachers’ Day
五四青年节 Youth Day

The Chinese people usually have a good cleanup before Spring Festival.

The volume of passenger travel on the railways increases during the Spring Festival.

The biggest festival in my country is the Spring Festival.

A: What’s the big holiday period in Beijing?
A: 在北京大的节假日是哪段时间?
B: We have a big holiday in October. October 1st is National Day. We usually get a few days for vacation. Sometimes, we even get a week.
B: 我们在10月有一个长假。10月1日是国庆节。我们通常有几天的假期,一般是一周时间。
A: That sounds good.
A: 听起来很好。
B: It is. And we also have the New Year and Spring Festival holidays early in the year.
B: 是的。在年初我们还有新年和春节。
A: That must be a busy time.
A: 那时候一定很繁忙。
B: It is. The train stations and the airport are really busy.
B: 是的,火车站和飞机场都非常繁忙。

If you want to ask, or talk about public / national holidays, you can say: We have a holiday in October / We have a holiday in October; What holidays do you have in America? / What holidays do you have in America?
如果你想问或者谈论和公共节日/法定假日有关的事情,你可以说:We have a holiday in October / 我们在十月份有 一个假日; What holidays do you have in America? / 美国有哪些节日?
You can also describe specific holidays, e.g.: New Year and the Spring Festival are big holidays / New Year and the spring Festival are big holidays.
你也可以描述具体的假日,如:New Year and the Spring Festival are big holidays / 新年和春节是大的节日。

春节 [chūn jié] /Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)/

春联 [chūn lián] /Spring Festival couplets/New Year scrolls/

灯节 [dēng jié] /the Lantern Festival (15th of first month of lunar calendar)/

端午节 [duān wǔ jié] /The Dragon Boat Festival (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month)/

节 [jié] /festival/section/segment/point/part/to economize/to save/temperate/

节庆 [jié qìng] /festival/

节日 [jié rì] /holiday/festival/

年画儿 [nián huar4] /New Year (or Spring Festival) picture/

元宵节 [yuán xiāo jié] /the Lantern Festival, January 15 on the lunar calendar/

月饼 [yuè bǐng] /moon cake (esp. for the Mid-Autumn Festival)/

中秋 [zhōng qiū] /(N) Mid-Autumn Festival/

中秋节 [zhōng qiū jié] /the Mid-Autumn Festival/

{adv: biennially, biyearly} every two years
"this festival takes places biennially"

{n: Annunciation, Lady Day, Annunciation Day, March 25} a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

{n: Cannes} a port and resort city on the French Riviera; site of an annual film festival

{n: Dionysia, Bacchanalia} an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)

{n: Easter Sunday, Easter Day} the day (in March or April) on which the festival of Easter is celebrated

{n: Hanukkah, Hanukah, Hannukah, Chanukah, Chanukkah, Channukah, Channukkah, Festival of Lights, Feast of Lights, Feast of Dedication, Feast of the Dedication} (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC

{n: Kwanzaa, Kwanza} a festival featuring African-American culture; celebrated between Christmas and New Year

{n: Lammas, Lammas Day, August 1} commemorates Saint Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison; a quarter day in Scotland; a harvest festival in England

{n: May queen, queen of the May} the girl chosen queen of a May Day festival

{n: Oktoberfest} an autumn festival that involves merrymaking and drinking beer

{n: Pasch, Pascha} the Christian festival of Easter

{n: Passover, Pesach, Pesah, Feast of the Unleavened Bread} (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt

{n: Saturnalia} an orgiastic festival in ancient Rome in honor of Saturn

{n: Succoth, Sukkoth, Succos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles, Tabernacles} a major Jewish festival beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the shelter of the Israelites during their 40 years in the wilderness

{n: Transfiguration, Transfiguration Day, August 6} (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus

{n: carnival} a festival marked by merrymaking and processions

{n: choragus} (ancient Greece) leader of a group or festival; leader of a chorus

{n: church calendar, ecclesiastical calendar} a calendar of the Christian year indicating the dates of fasts and festivals

{n: eisteddfod} any of several annual Welsh festivals involving artistic competitions (especially in singing)

{n: feria} (in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint

{n: feria} a weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated
"in the middle ages feria was used with a prefixed ordinal number to designate the day of the week, so `secunda feria' meant Monday, but Sunday and Saturday were always called by their names, Dominicus and Sabbatum, and so feria came to mean an ordinary weekday"

{n: festival, fete} an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
"a drama festival"

{n: festival} a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration

{n: film festival} a cinematic festival that features films (usually films produced during the past year)

{n: jazz festival} a festival that features performances by jazz artists

{n: menorah} (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branches; used during the Hanukkah festival

{n: religious festival, church festival} a festival having religious significance

{n: sheepshearing} a festival held at the time sheep are normally sheared

{n: vigil, watch} the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

Six weeks later, at the Great American Beer Festival, Sam Adams Boston Lager won the top prize for American beer.
六周后,在美国大啤酒节上,我的 "塞缪尔·亚当斯波士顿啤酒 "获得了美国啤酒的最高奖项。

In May, he threw himself at the feet of American director Martin Scorsese in thanks for the Grand Jury Prize awarded Life is Beautiful at the Cannes film festival.
在 5月的戛纳电影节上,他为感谢《美丽人生》被授予评委会大奖而拜倒在美国导演马钉斯科西斯的脚下。

Even Hollywood has taken notice. At the Sundance film festival in January, Girlfight, about a woman who finds fulfillment through boxing, won a prize for drama.
甚至还引起了好莱坞的注意。在 1月的太阳舞电影节上,关于一名女子通过拳击实现抱负的电影《女子拳击》获得故事片奖。

Yahoo ! Broadcast also features many live video events, including college basketball, concerts and music festivals.

Not to worry. Leonardo DiCaprio, whose movie-star status has helped him become wildly rich and fabulously hedonistic, announced he is giving back to the industry by inaugurating the First Annual Leonardo DiCaprio International Online Short Film Festival( official nickname: LeoFest).

" This festival strives to offer a level field on which anyone who wishes may play, " says DiCaprio.

Jan. 23 The film is shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
1月 23日该片在犹他州帕克城举行的圣丹斯电影节期间上演。

May 19 Shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
5月 19日在戛纳电影节放映。

The band's first two CDs went largely unnoticed outside that circle of fans, and the group survived with non-stop, year-round touring, playing for almost any festival, carnival, or town celebration that needed the live music and enthusiasm that Zebda had to offer.

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