The word “festival” comes from the Latin word, festum, or “holiday”. The word was originally used to describe a religious holiday.
Since the word festival is now more commonly used to refer to any celebration, like a birthday party or an anniversary. But every festival has its own set of customs and practices and meaning.
Festival is a word which means a gathering or celebration with religious, social, or artistic significance. It is most commonly used in the phrase “music festival”. A music festival may include live music, food, beverages, art installations and other items.
Many festivals are annual events that have become popular enough to be considered an important part of the culture in the area where they are held.
The oldest rock festival in North America is California’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.