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soiree, féte, Fete des Lumieres

Arts on the Air | 09.12.2009 | 16:30

Lyon lights up with "Fete des Lumieres"

The event has made France‘s second city something of a cultural and technological capital in artistic lighting. For four days hundreds of thousands, of people have been taken to the streets to admire an array of multi-media displays.

The annual “Fete des Lumieres” - Festival of Lights - in the French city of Lyon reached its climax this week. Public buildings, parks, boulevards and statues have been lit up with more hi-tech decorations than ever.

The soiree was held in the cozily candlelit dining room of the club, where Mr. Paulson and his firm, Paulson & Company, feted their funds' good fortune and outlined their next steps amid the market turmoil.

strike-me-sunflowerOscar Wilde’s Reception in Kansas and the Sunflower Soirée.

soirée

ˈswɑːreɪ/
soiree, soirée
noun [C] FORMAL
an evening party, often with musical entertainment

féte (PRAISE)
verb [T]
to praise or to welcome someone publicly because of their achievements:
She was féted by audiences both in her own country and abroad.



fete

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(also fête)

Definition of fete in English:

NOUN

British
1A public function, typically held outdoors andorganized to raise funds for a charityincludingentertainment and the sale of goods andrefreshments:a church fete
1.1chiefly North American celebration or festival.

VERB

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Honour or entertain (someone) lavishly:she was an instant celebrity, feted by the media / feted business man.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'festival, fair'): fromFrench, from Old French feste (see feast).


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