fees, noun

Plurals:
feeste /ˈfɪəstə/.
Origin:
Afrikaans
A celebration or festival, especially one taking place in the Afrikaans community and commemorating a particular (cultural) event. Also attributive.
1971 S. Western Herald 16 July 2It is..disgusting that people..on just about every public holiday or fees-day..should see nothing wrong with littering their allegedly-beloved country with the evidence of their pestilential presence.
1975 Sunday Times 3 Aug. 18Even farther to the right a group which seems determined to prove that Afrikaans is not the language of love will hold its own purified fees on Church Square — far from the mixed and madding throng which will gather to tell taal tales at the Voortrekker Monument.
1987 E. Prov. Herald 12 Apr. 32Tale of two feeste.
1988 Frontline Jan. 3Feeste for Africa. Klaas de Boer takes admiring note of all the cultural festivals coming up this year, and wonders why the spirit of 1938 has gone.
1988 K. De Boer in Frontline Jan. 28Commemorations! Feeste! Feeste for Africa, if I may use the term...All the feeste awaiting us in 1988.
1991 A. Van Wyk Birth of New Afrikaner 78In 1971, when the newly completed laager of bronze wagons was dedicated at the site of the Battle of Blood River, I took Stompie to the fees (memorial gathering) there.
A celebration or festival, especially one taking place in the Afrikaans community and commemorating a particular (cultural) event. Also attributive.

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