fete day

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fete day a day designated for feasting
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Usage

In literature:

A day after a massacre was always observed as a sort of fete, and every occupation was left to go and gaze upon the victims.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
It was that the great fete of the Amancaes, forgotten by him alone, the 24th of June, the day of St. John, had arrived.
"The Pearl of Lima" by Jules Verne
It was a fete-day, and folk crowded into Nottingham by all gates.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
All the little village was astir early, because Easter is a fete day in Italy, and the people make merry, as well as go to church.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
The French are a very merry nation, and for their fete or festival days have many jolly games to amuse both the children and older people.
"Harper's Young People, May 18, 1880" by Various
Fete Days in France, 401.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
He had called on the Marquise the day following the fete at the Hotel Dulac.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Toulon was awake again, and the streets were thronged as on a fete day.
"The Destroyer" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
Little Liv is a year old to-day; it will be a fete day at home.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
It all has a decidedly festive air, like the fete-days of humans.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
One day, shortly before the carnival, there was a great fete at the Louvre, and the courtyard was filling up with magnificent coaches.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell
Mess Lethierry had two grand fete days in every week; one was Tuesday, the other Friday.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
In order to improve the lot of the working man, there was a gratuitous distribution of sausages once a year on the king's fete-day.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
The fete which commenced December fifth and closed December tenth was celebrated according to a well-chosen program for each day.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
On the day of the Swiss fete, the city where such a scandal took place seemed to him insupportable.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
These are the fete-days of our cemeteries.
"Paris" by William Walton
The fete on Rudolph's hill still floated before her fancy, and she wanted to have another just like it to-day.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
There has been an interesting fete given to-day by the gipsies; they sent invitations to all the hospitals here.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915" by Monica M. Stanley
Two fete days in succession were rather too much for the Indians of Nohcacab.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
It was a village fete day, and we met the little procession at the church door.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
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In news:

Memorial Day Weekend 2010 was an unequivocal triumph for Sunday Best, the now-four-year-old weekly Sunday-afternoon dance fete then entrenched in BKLYN Yard, a splendid outdoor spot (a taco stand.
Wednesday was an award heavy day at the 10th edition of the festival, with "Bad Lieutenant" director Abel Ferrara and composer Robert De Simone also feted.
Oil Donors Fete Romney Days Before Unveiling Energy Plan.
The news broke on the day Gomez was being honored as one of Glamour 's Women of the Year at a fete in New York's.
It was San Diego Beer Week, a 10-day fermentation fete made up of hundreds of individual yet significant events.
What began as a one-day arts celebration half a century ago has bloomed into a three-day fete that's revered around the country.
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