February 24, 2017 at 05:05PM

festival (noun) A time of celebration marked by special observances or an often periodic celebration or program of events or entertainment having a specified focus. Editor’s Note: “Defined” is an occasional series exploring the definitions of words via photography. — By Lloyd Young

A local man wearing a bear costume, made of hay and reed, is pulled by another man dressed as a gypsy as they march during the celebrations of the winter holiday ‘Malanka’ in the village of Krasnoilsk, western Ukraine, on January 14. ‘Malanka’ – or ‘Old New Year Celebrations’ is one of the most popular traditional festivals in Western Ukraine celebrated every year which is New Year’s Eve in accordance with the old Julian calendar. During these two days of celebration, locals, young and old, wear traditional masks and carnival costumes and stroll from house to house singing carols, wishing households good luck, while at the same time playing pranks or performing short plays. (Oleg Petrasyuk/EPA)

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