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A festival is an extraordinary event celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect or aspects of that community and its religion or cultures.


  • I despise your religious festivals;
your assemblies are a stench to me.
Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them.
Though you bring choice fellowship offerings,
I will have no regard for them.
Away with the noise of your songs!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.
But let justice roll on like a river,
righteousness like a never-failing stream!
  • “The multitude of your sacrifices—
what are they to me?” says the Lord.
“I have more than enough of burnt offerings,
of rams and the fat of fattened animals; ...
Your incense is detestable to me. ...
I cannot bear your worthless assemblies.
Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals
I hate with all my being. ...
Your hands are full of blood! ...
Stop doing wrong.
Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed."
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