Festivus

See also: festivus

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Festivus Pole

EtymologyEdit

Coined by Daniel O'Keefe and popularized on the TV series Seinfeld; either borrowed from Latin fēstīvus or else derived from its English descendants festive and festival by adding the Latin suffix -us.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛstɪvəs/
  • Hyphenation: Fes‧ti‧vus

Proper nounEdit

Festivus

  1. A nondenominational holiday featured in a Seinfeld episode, now celebrated (seriously or otherwise) on December 23rd.
    • 2006, Boston Globe Article- “Yes, Virginia, there is a Festivus[1]
      "Festivus isn't about any specific religion," Doyle said, stating what seemed both obvious and reassuring. "It's inclusive. And funny."
    • 2005, Allen Salkin, Gabi Payn (Illustrator) “Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us”

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