fiesta

A fiesta is a celebration or a party. Your parents might plan a fiesta to celebrate your high school graduation.

You can use the word fiesta for any party, but it usually refers to a large feast, festival, or very extravagant party. In Spanish, fiesta means "feast," and in many Spanish-speaking places, a fiesta celebrates a saint's day or other religious occasion. The word comes from the Latin festus, "festive, joyful, or merry."

Definitions of fiesta
  1. noun
    a public celebration or party
    synonyms: feast, fete
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    types:
    luau
    an elaborate Hawaiian feast or party (especially one accompanied by traditional foods and entertainment)
    potlatch
    a ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth (sometimes, formerly, to his own impoverishment)
    type of:
    party
    an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
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