Festival of Lights

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Festival of Lights (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
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Usage

In literature:

But Peter was a man of family in those days, and Christmas is a family festival not to be lightly ignored.
"The Street of Seven Stars" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
This was the festival that filled with light That palace in the City of the Night.
"The City of Dreadful Night" by James Thomson
That air of festive conspiracy which drops with the darkness on to lighted streets, galled him.
"Five Tales" by John Galsworthy
But, light of my soul, have you any idea how dashed difficult it is to get beaten by your festive parent at golf?
"Indiscretions of Archie" by P. G. Wodehouse
Before night three parts of the population had returned to Semur, and the houses were all lighted up as for a great festival.
"A Beleaguered City" by Mrs. Oliphant
Early Tulips are often employed in this way to light up festive gatherings at Christmas and the early months of the year.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Towards six o'clock, this festival of light began sensibly and visibly to decrease, and soon almost ceased.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
Presently they saw lights twinkling through the trees, and came to a place which was clearly the focus of festivity.
"The Tinted Venus" by F. Anstey
The first moon of August, by lighting the dark forest roads, became responsible for nightly festivities.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
They soon entered the gates of the city, which was lighted up as if there were a festival in every house.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
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In poetry:

Sudden through the broken pane
Faintly gleamed a ruddy light,
And something like a festive strain
Came thrilling through the heart of night.
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones
You celebrate the festival of sin
Beneath the street-lamp's dusky light;
No one can hear the pain in your laugh
When you laugh in the quiet night.
"Street-Walker" by Hristo Smirnenski
A roaring company that festive night;
The beast of dialectic dragged his chains,
Prowling from chair to chair is the smoking light,
While the snow hissed against the windowpanes.
"The Dark And The Fair" by Stanley Kunitz
So let us keep the festival where to the Lord invites us;
Christ is Himself the joy of all, the Sun that warms and lights us.
By His grace He doth impart eternal sunshine to the heart;
The night of sin is ended! Alleluia!
"Christ Jesus Lay In Death's Strong Bands" by Martin Luther

In news:

An Indian family lights firecrackers during the festival of Diwali in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012.
University of Saint Joseph Celebrates Festival Of Lights On Dec 2.
The Festival of Lights .
Festival of lights 2012.
Diwali, the festival of lights dedicated to the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi, is being celebrated across the country Tuesday.
With the holiday season officially upon us, it's important to make time to celebrate with family and friends - and holiday lighting is a key part of those festivities.
Festive of lights,go to bainbridgega.com to see a preview.
The Festival of Lights takes over Downtown Riverside with vendors and more, but the spotlight is on the Mission Inn, which is covered in millions of lights.
Saturday is Wehrenberg's Cans Film Festival to benefit the Salvations Army's Tree of Lights campaign.
Diwali Festival of Lights is scheduled for 5-10 pm Saturday at HemisFair Park and this year fireworks are back on the menu.
Kauai's 15th annual Festival of Lights showcases island-style Christmas folk art .
Nick to visit Festival of Lights gift shop tonight.
Pat Simmons looks over the items available at the Festival of Lights Gift Shop , located at the end of the Trail of Lights.
Cape Holiday Festival of Lights.
In 2010, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra talks about changing the mood of Hartford to a more positive one before opening the rink constructed in Bushnell Park as part of Hartford 's Festival of Light.
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