Quick answer
"Festivity" is a noun which is often translated as "la festividad", and "festival" is a noun which is often translated as "el festival". Learn more about the difference between "festivity" and "festival" 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. (celebration)
a. el festival
(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).
The city hosts a festival every year showcasing Wagner's operas.La ciudad monta un festival anual de la ópera de Wagner.
2. (religious)
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).
Holi is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of spring.Holi es una festividad hindú que celebra la llegada de la primavera.
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).
We celebrate several religious festivals in May.Celebramos varias fiestas religiosas en mayo.
3. (party)
a. el festival
(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).
The school festival will take place in June.El festival de la escuela tendrá lugar en junio.
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).
The neighborhood festival is scheduled for next Saturday.La fiesta del barrio está prevista para el próximo sábado.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (related to a festival)
a. festivo
There was a festival atmosphere in the whole town after the parade.En toda la ciudad se respiraba un ambiente festivo después del desfile.
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