Festival vs. Carnival

Festival vs. Carnival — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Festival and Carnival

Festivalnoun

An occasion for feasting or celebration, especially a day or time of religious significance that recurs at regular intervals.

Carnivalnoun

often Carnival The period of merrymaking and feasting celebrated just before Lent.

Festivalnoun

An often regularly recurring program of cultural performances, exhibitions, or competitions

a film festival.

Carnivalnoun

A traveling amusement show usually including rides, games, and sideshows.

Festivalnoun

Revelry; conviviality.

Carnivalnoun

A festival or revel

winter carnival.
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Festivaladjective

Of, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival; festive.

Carnivalnoun

Any of a number of festivals held just before the beginning of Lent.

Carnival of BrazilVenice Carnival

Festivaladjective

Pertaining to a feast or feast-day. (Now only as the noun used attributively.)

Carnivalnoun

A festive occasion marked by parades and sometimes special foods and other entertainment.

Festivalnoun

An event or community gathering, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community.

Carnivalnoun

(US) A traveling amusement park, called a funfair in British English.

We all got to ride the merry-go-round when they brought their carnival to town.When the carnival came to town, every one wanted some cotton candy.
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Festivalnoun

In mythology, a set of celebrations in the honour of a god.

Carnivalnoun

a festival marked by merrymaking and processions

Festivalnoun

fried cornbread

Carnivalnoun

a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a circus or carnival;

it was so funny it was a circusthe whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere

Festivalnoun

a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration

Carnivalnoun

a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

Festivalnoun

an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place);

a drama festival