What is the origin of fiesta?
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.”
What Fiesta means?
: festival specifically : a saint’s day celebrated in Spain, Latin America, and the Philippines with processions and dances.
Is fiesta and festival the same?
As nouns the difference between festival and fiesta
is that festival is an event or community gathering, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community while fiesta is (in spanish speaking countries) a religious festival.
What is religious fiesta?
The tradition of the fiesta is an ancient one handed down from the many Spanish religious practices. Most fiestas are celebrated among patron saints and or the major events in the life of Jesus Christ and His Mother.