Talk:Festival

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Festival:
  • history section - talk about festivals of prehistoric times, ancient rome, ancient egypt, medieval period. connection with religion, mythology, and lunar and solar events
  • types - include religious and cultural types
  • state what actually occurs at a festival (ie parades, food) both from a participant's and watcher's view
  • references
  • format text to fill page, as opposed to staying far to right.

Structure[edit]

I'm trying to figure out what to add to this article. Here are some ideas.

  • History - how festivals have changed over time and how they've remained the same
  • Function/significance -
  • Types - i'm not sure how we should do this section. it'd have to be somewhat general, b/c there are too many individual types
  • state the relation to religion and seasonal change as they play a large role in ancient festivals (in history section)?

If anyone has any comments or reliable references (web sites or books), let me know. Gflores Talk 07:55, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Some types:

  • Seasonal- lunar, solar included too, harvest
  • Religious- Some might over lap wiht seasonal, like Easter
  • Fun, holidays- Some overlap also. Mardi Gras is supposed to be a Christian celebration before lent, but now is mostly for fun.
    • Halloween may also fall into the category in which it's purpose has changed over time.

History:

I have the feeling most festivals used to be religious or have a connection to a solar or lunar calender (some religions have a connect to luner or solar events), but in more modern times festivals have come up to just have fun or to share ideas. This is a very uneducated guess. --Banana04131 21:31, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

I think feast should be merged here. That page, a stub, seems to refer to festivals. What do you guys think? Comments? Gflores Talk 02:50, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

yes --Banana04131 03:53, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
did --Banana04131 04:07, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

I couldn't follow this sentence:

Function

Festivals, of many types, serve to meet specific cock faces needs and penis heads, as well as to provide entertainment. [emphasis added] 04:13, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

New definition needed[edit]

At present the definition reads: "A festival is an event, usually and ordinarily staged by a local community, which centers on and celebrates some unique aspect of that community." This is the same definition as in Wikitionary, but is narrower than is used for most of the rest of the article. There is a broader definition at http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/festival but I do not know the proper way of putting this in the article.FrankSier (talk) 23:56, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

lead section[edit]

Could someone edit out the American line about "For a list of festivals in the USA, please see List of festivals in the United States." There is a 'list of' section below and English wikipedia is not American wikipedia. Tnx. --Zangvill (talk) 13:44, 4 March 2011 (UTC)