- merrymaking; gaiety; joyful celebration
- pl. -·ties
- a festival
- [pl.] festive proceedings; things done in celebration
Origin of festivityMiddle English festivite from Old French from Classical Latin festivus: see festive
- A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
- The joy and merriment of a festival or celebration.
- festivities The proceedings or events of a festival.
From Old French festivité, from Latin festivitas