40 Words Related to Holidays and Celebrations,

40 Words Related to Holidays and Celebrations

Hello everyone,

Here’s a list of 40 words related to holidays and celebrations and their meanings.

I hope you find it useful and fun!

1. Festival

A series of events or activities celebrating a particular theme or tradition.

2. Parade

A public procession, often with floats, music, and performers, celebrating a special occasion.

3. Feast

A large meal, often shared with family and friends during a holiday or celebration.

4. Gala

A formal event or party, usually held to celebrate a special occasion or to raise money for a cause.

5. Fireworks

Explosive devices that produce colorful displays in the sky, often used to celebrate holidays and events.

6. Tradition

A long-established custom or practice passed down through generations, especially during holidays.

7. Ceremony

A formal event or ritual conducted for a special occasion or celebration.

8. Decorations

Items used to adorn spaces for a festive or celebratory atmosphere.

9. Reunion

A gathering of family or friends coming together to celebrate or catch up.

10. Carols

Joyful songs sung during the holiday season, especially around Christmas.

11. Gift

An item given to someone to celebrate or show appreciation during holidays or special occasions.

12. Holiday

A day or period of celebration often commemorating a significant event or tradition.

13. Celebration

The act of marking a special occasion with joy and festivities.

14. Toast

A gesture where a drink is raised and a few words are said to honor or celebrate someone or something.

15. Costume

Special clothing worn for a festive occasion, like Halloween or themed parties.

16. Invitation

A request for someone to join in a celebration or event.

17. Jubilation

Great joy and celebration, often seen during big events or achievements.

18. Holiday Spirit

The cheerful and generous mood associated with holiday times.

19. Bonfire

A large outdoor fire, often enjoyed during celebrations like Guy Fawkes Night.

20. Cards

Printed messages sent to friends and family to express good wishes during holidays.

21. Festive

Relating to or characteristic of a celebration or holiday.

22. Sleigh

A vehicle on runners used for traveling over snow, often associated with Santa Claus.

23. Masquerade

A party or event where attendees wear masks and costumes, often for fun and mystery.

24. Revelry

Lively and noisy festivities, often involving music and dancing.

25. Presents

Gifts exchanged during holidays and special occasions.

26. Holiday Season

The time of year when multiple holidays occur, often marked by festive activities.

27. Santa Claus

A jolly figure who delivers gifts to children during Christmas.

28. New Year’s Eve

The night before the start of the new year, often celebrated with parties and fireworks.

29. Hanukkah

A Jewish festival lasting eight days, celebrating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

30. Easter

A Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, often marked by egg hunts and festive meals.

31. Thanksgiving

A holiday for giving thanks and sharing a meal, traditionally in the U.S. and Canada.

32. Halloween

A celebration on October 31st where people dress in costumes, carve pumpkins, and enjoy spooky fun.

33. Diwali

A Hindu festival of lights symbolizing the victory of light over darkness.

34. Carnival

A festive season of parades, costumes, and celebrations, often before Lent.

35. Vow Renewal

A ceremony where couples reaffirm their commitment to each other, often during anniversaries.

36. Lunar New Year

The beginning of the year according to the lunar calendar, celebrated in many Asian cultures.

37. St. Patrick’s Day

An Irish holiday celebrating Saint Patrick with parades, green clothing, and shamrocks.

38. Bonhomme Carnaval

A mascot of the Quebec Winter Carnival, a lively winter festival in Canada.

39. Day of the Dead

A Mexican holiday honoring deceased loved ones with altars, offerings, and celebrations.

40. Picnic

A casual outdoor meal enjoyed in a park or other scenic location, often for leisure or celebrations.

I hope these words and their meanings help you get into the holiday and celebration spirit! 🎉

Here are some effective ways to remember new words:

Use the word in context: Write sentences using the new word.

Visualize: Create a mental image associated with the word.

Mnemonics: Use memory tricks like acronyms or rhymes.

Repetition: Review the word regularly over time.

Group words: Organize related words together.

Word association: Link the new word to one you already know.

Write it down: The act of writing helps reinforce memory.

Teach others: Explaining the word to someone else solidifies your understanding.

Use flashcards: Test yourself regularly.

Learn word roots, prefixes, and suffixes: Understanding word parts can help you guess meanings.

Use the word in conversation: Practical application aids retention.

Create a story: Weave new words into a memorable narrative.


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10 Minutes A Day Vocabulary, Ages 7-11 (Key Stage 2)

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