A banquet (/ˈbæŋk.wɪt/; ) is a large meal or feast, complete with main courses and desserts. It usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a ceremony, or a celebration, and is often preceded or followed by speeches in honour of someone.

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Famous quotes containing the word banquet:

    One banquet in a rich family could feed a poor man’s family for half a year.
    Chinese proverb.

    The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months; at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himself, and calls out in his sleep.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)

    Another said, ‘I have just been married, and therefore I cannot come.’
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 14:20.

    Jesus, recounting banquet excuses.