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The Beatles' second film, Help!, won first prize in the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival in 1965There is a big music festival in Quebec City each summer.

The Beatles' second film, Help!, won first prize in the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival in 1965.

St. Valentine's Day on February 14th dates back to a Roman festival of youth, when young people chose their sweethearts by lottery.

In 1647, Christmas festivities were made illegal in England because the country's leader considered them to be immoral.

The festivities lasted far into the evening.

The festivities started with a parade through the streets.

At Christmas, there are many festivities to celebrate the holiday.

There were many festivities for New Year's Eve at the turn of the millennium.

The children were dressed festively in green and red for the Christmas season.

Julia was in a festive mood, so she decided to invite all her friends over for a potluck party.

During the Classical period of ancient Greece, women went outside the house mainly for religious purposes or to attend festivals which were restricted to women.

The festivities included a huge display of fireworks.

Comedienne Roseanne Barr once joked, Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive?

Mother's Day in Mexico is a huge event, with mariachis starting at noon, and family festivities throughout the day.

The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the world's largest street festival, attracting around 2 million people each day.

A Japanese proverb suggests that more festive than the feast itself is the day before.

Discussion question: Describe a popular festival from your culture.

Find someone who has participated in a cultural festival in the past six months.


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