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Word: festive

Definition: joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival

Sentences Containing 'festive'

"A second ensemble of high voice, panpipes, ocarinas, membrane flutes, mouth organs, zithers, bells, chimes, and other percussion, play the festive odes 'Yü li' (魚麗) and 'Nan you jia yü' (南有嘉魚) from the ancient "Book of Songs" (詩經), using melodies, ornaments, orchestration, instrumental ranges, seating plan, accompaniment, and tuning systems documented in Song and later sources.
A more positive assessment comes from Lindsay Planer of Allmusic: "While arguably simplistic, both lyrics and tune boast Harrison's trademark optimism, especially during the affable and repeated chorus of 'Ring out the old/Ring in the new/Ring out the false/Ring in the true.'" In his 2010 Harrison biography, Ian Inglis observes that the song had neither the "overt political message" of Lennon's Christmas single nor the "unashamed commercialism" of fellow ex-Beatle Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime", and writes that "Ding Dong"'s "somewhat halfhearted festive appeal" seems out of place on "Dark Horse".
According to several testimonies, Prague had a festive appearance due to the efforts of all its citizens.
After Peel's death the tradition of the Festive Fifty was continued, first by other Radio 1 DJs and then (when Radio 1 decided to discontinue it) by the Internet radio station Dandelion Radio.
Almost 200 garments show how the Danes have looked on everyday and festive occasions from the 1700s to the present day.
Apart from these, many other smaller sabhas in Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Shimoga and Chikmagalur also conduct concerts in this festive season.
For Diwali, the festival of lights, it is transformed into a huge market for festive and religious ingredients.
For the festive occasion, the cantata is scored for three vocal soloists—alto, tenor and bass—a four-part choir, two horns (corno da caccia), two oboes, two violins, viola and basso continuo.
He was on good terms with Sir Joshua Reynolds, with whom he dined at the academy, the Dilettanti Society, and the Literary Club (now The Club), but he records that on these or other festive occasions he always left early.
If many people are involved in a ceremony, it will assume a festive character and will be held outdoors.
In 1997 Peel decided that he didn't have enough time on-air around Christmas to do a countdown, and it was only from listener pressure that he agreed to do a 'Pretty Festive 31', which was topped by Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha".
In 2006, after One Music was removed from the Radio 1 schedule, the Festive Fifty was discontinued.
In 2008, he was gunned down along with four disciples on the Hindu festive day of Krishna Janmashtami by a group of 30–40 armed men.
In a late 2008 interview with Italian Vanity Fair, D'Alessio says that at the beginning of his career from 1992-1997 as his fame grew around Napoli, members of various Camorra clans would threaten him to sing at their parties and other festive gatherings.
In May the park hosts an annual "Arts in the Park" festival, a festive two-day event in which over 400 artists and artisans display and sell their work.
In more extreme cases, partygoers may wear other objects such as lampshades or beer boxes, although the wearing of such objects often meets with social disapproval even when other festive partywear is permitted.
It is owned by the Mahupu family, and there are a number of tuckshops, and a bar which opens during the festive season only.
It was proposed that weekend events and festive flea market activities be organised to inject vibrancy into the park.
Klaus Hofmann notes: "This work of destruction is portrayed in the chorus by repeated percussive notes and extended coloratura, but all these illustrative elements are subordinated to a festive Christmas spirit".
Later that year, the band were chosen by Peel to support Pulp at a Radio 1 event in Birmingham and "Morning-After Pill" was voted number 11 in John Peel's 2001 Festive 50.
Non-conical hats worn to signify an occasion's informal and festive status include decorated top hats, hats made from balloons, the beer hat or "beer helmet" (invented in 1983 by Buffalo Bills fan Jeremy Gumbo), and Mickey Mouse ears.
On February 17, 1924, they began a festive oratory with sixty five children and opened an orphanage on February 19, 1924.
Over the Christmas festive period of 1994, on 11 December, torrential rain caused the River Kelvin to burst its banks at the closed Kelvinbridge station, with the water making its way through the disused tunnels to and the Low-Level station, which was completely submerged by the resultant flash flood.
Peel's former production team, however, invited the internet radio station Dandelion Radio to take up the compilation and broadcast of the Festive Fifty, which they have done since 2006.
Pour over a cherry in a margarita glass for a festive frozen cocktail.
Sales go up during the festive and wedding seasons in India.
So Mrs. Gummidge did it; and, I am sorry to relate, cast a damp upon the festive character of our departure, by immediately bursting into tears, and sinking subdued into the arms of Ham, with the declaration that she knowed she was a burden, and had better be carried to the House at once.
The "berballa" is a traditional folk dance similar to the Khattak dance, and is performed by men on dhols at weddings and other festive events.
The entire week is considered to be one continuous day, and the name of each day of the week is called "Bright" ("e.g.", "Bright Monday") and the week's services are unique, varying greatly from those during the remainder of the year, entirely sung and with the pascal hymns together with the stichera taken from the Sunday Resurrection propers in the Octoechos, rotating through the sundry tones, so that tone 1 is used Holy Saturday and at Pascal matins on Sunday, tone 2 Sunday night and Monday, etc., skipping the least festive heavy (or grave) tone and ending with the plagial 4th (aka, Tone 8) on Friday night and Saturday.
The Festive Fifty began as an all-time chart.
The Festive Fifty was originally an annual list of the year's fifty (though the exact figure varied above and below this number) best songs compiled at the end of the year and voted for by listeners to John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show.
The festive image of Sundararajan, Vadivazhagiya Nambi, is housed in the sanctum.
The first Festive Fifty was broadcast in 1976 and differed in format to later charts in that it was not restricted to songs from that year.
The last three days bring a festive atmosphere to the whole town.
The party hat has its origins in the dunce cap worn by misbehaving or poorly performing schoolchildren from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, with its festive decoration and society's positive attitude toward the wearer indicating a relaxation, abrogation, or even reversal of certain social norms: During the occasion in question, the wearer is permitted or encouraged to engage, rather than discouraged from engaging, in frivolous and foolish behavior for which the required wearing of the dunce cap would in other situations constitute a punishment.
The party involves festive food and dance.
The retailer had a good start into 2010 when they announced they had seen a surge in sales by nearly 35% over the 2009-2010 festive period.
The trip ended at the National Coach Museum of Portugal, wherein a festive lunch was held amid a historical collection of royal carriages.
The UK's tabloid newspapers also picked up on the band As a result, it made the UK Singles Chart with practically no advertising, and reached No.4 in Peel's annual end-of-year Festive Fifty.
What I could wish to see, would be a meeting between Mr. Micawber and my family at a festive entertainment, to be given at my family's expense; where Mr. Micawber's health and prosperity being proposed, by some leading member of my family, Mr. Micawber might have an opportunity of developing his views.'

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