Middle English from Old French from Late Latin fēstālisfrom Latin fēstumfeastfeast
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French festal, from Latinfestum (“feast”)
Festal Sentence Examples
festal gown for Doctors, normally bright red.
The ceremonial clothing of the god on the occasion of festal processions, undertaken in Egypt by the `` master of secret things," may be compared with the well-known Babylonian representations of such promenades.
The days of General Admission are ' scarlet ' days, and Doctors in the different Faculties are asked to wear their festal gowns.
The story of Ruth (the Moabitess, great-grandmother of David) is one of the Old Testament Hagiographa and is usually reckoned as the second of the five Megilloth (Festal Rolls).
demoralizeand demoralizing elements in these festal observances, moreover, daily acquired greater ascendency.