noun, plural fi·es·tas [fee-es-tuh z; Spanish fyes-tahs] /fiˈɛs təz; Spanish ˈfyɛs tɑs/.

  1. any festival or festive celebration.
  2. (in Spain and Latin America) a festive celebration of a religious holiday.


  1. a religious festival or celebration, esp on a saint’s day
  2. a holiday or carnival

1844, Spanish, literally “feast” (see feast (n.)).

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