Quick answer
"Festivity" is a noun which is often translated as "la festividad", and "celebration" is a noun which is often translated as "la celebración". Learn more about the difference between "festivity" and "celebration" below.
festivity
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (festival)
a. la festividad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Carnival is the most important yearly festivity in many Brazilian cities.El carnaval es la festividad anual más importante en muchas ciudades brasileñas.
I have school off tomorrow because on Saint Michael's Day there is a religious festivity in my town.No tengo escuela mañana porque en el día de San Miguel hay una festividad religiosa en mi ciudad.
b. la fiesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Caitlyn is planning a major festivity for her birthday.Caitlyn está planeando una fiesta importante para su cumpleaños.
c. la celebración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Their wedding day was an endless festivity.El día de su boda fue una celebración sin fin.
2. (joy)
a. el regocijo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We enjoyed a moment of festivity last night when we decorated the Christmas tree.Disfrutamos de un momento de regocijo anoche cuando decoramos el árbol de Navidad.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of celebrating)
a. la celebración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The celebration of Thanksgiving is done according to each family's traditions.La celebración de Acción de Gracias se hace según las tradiciones de cada familia.
2. (event)
a. la celebración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The year-end celebration promises to be spectacular.La celebración de fin de año promete ser espectacular.
b. el festejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We are planning a birthday celebration for Melinda.Estamos planeando un festejo de cumpleaños para Melinda.
c. la fiesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The whole town comes together every September for the harvest celebration.El pueblo entero se une cada septiembre para la fiesta de la cosecha.
d. la festividad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many of the neighbors are going to participate in the Christmas celebrations this year.Varios de los vecinos van a participar en las festividades navideñas este año.
3. (praise)
a. la celebración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This painting is a celebration of life.Este cuadro es una celebración de la vida.
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