Definitions: (1) a joyous attitude; gaiety; mirthful; revelous <fond of festivity>; (2) for or suitable to a feast or festival

Quote: Picture and sculpture are the celebrations and festivities of form. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American philosopher

Prayer: When you recognize the festive and the still moments as moments of prayer, then you gradually realize that to pray is to live. — Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen (1932–1996) Dutch priest & theologian

Comment: Most people associate the word festive with a holiday season. Fair enough, yet dressing up and lighting up your festive heart is a pretty good idea too.

Observation: You can come to a joyous gathering with a festive spirit, but even if you don’t the prevalent emotion is contagious.

Symbol: 1) fireworks; 2) streamers; 3) orange blossoms