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    Which is more accurate 'harvest festival' or festival of harvest.

    Recently I had a major argument with one of my advertising clients about whether it is 'May the Harvest Festival bring prosperity, happiness, etc etc to your lives' or 'May the Festival of Harvest bring prosperity...'

    I maintained that festival of harvest is inelegant and stilted usage while harvest festival was the standard, common and natural usage. What do you think?

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    Re: Which is more accurate 'harvest festival' or festival of harvest.

    Quote Originally Posted by ratnawalli View Post
    Recently I had a major argument with one of my advertising clients about whether it is 'May the Harvest Festival bring prosperity, happiness, etc etc to your lives' or 'May the Festival of Harvest bring prosperity...'

    I maintained that festival of harvest is inelegant and stilted usage while harvest festival was the standard, common and natural usage. What do you think?
    You are right, it is known as the Harvest Festival.

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