The etymological origin of the term gala is found in the Italian “gala” which, in turn, emanates from the French, specifically from the word “gale”, which can be translated as “fun” or “party.
The first meaning mentioned in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) refers to a elegant, standout and splendid dress.
By extension, the event to which the guests go wearing a dress or a suit with these characteristics. For example: “Tomorrow there will be a charity gala to raise funds that will be donated to the victims of the earthquake”, “The Spanish singer will be the main figure at the end of the year gala”, “The ballet company will hold its annual gala at the San Marcos Theater”.
It is also called gala to Grace, the verve or the talent to develop a action or to express something. Showcasing, in this framework, means embodying or displaying these capabilities: “The tenor showed off his prodigious voice when singing the national anthem”, “The actor once again showed his sense of humor at the press conference by joking about their separation”, “The Canadian forward showed his marksmanship by making five of six three-point shots”.
Within the field of television, the term that we are now dealing with is also frequently used. Thus, for example, it is very common in the reality show ‘Big Brother’ since that is how each of the weekly programs that are broadcast of that contest in which different people remain locked together in a house is called.
In addition to all the above, we cannot ignore that in the field of food that word is used. Specifically, it is used to talk about apples of the Gala variety. This is identified because it has its origin in New Zealand and because it is the result of having mixed two other varieties: Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red.
This type of apple has red and orange tones that develop on what is a greenish-yellow background, its interior is white and stands out both for its juiciness and for its aroma.
Gala, on the other hand, is a feminine proper noun of Latin roots. Although not very usual, several personalities they are called this way. Gala Éluard Dalí, whose real name was Elena Ivanovna Diakonova, was the wife of the Spanish painter Salvador Dali. This woman born in 1894 and died in 1982 She was the muse of many artists.
Gala Rizzato, on the other hand, is an Italian singer based in USA, while Gala Montes de Oca she is a young actress and model from Mexico.
In the same way, other famous women who have the same name are the former Spanish tennis player Gala León (1973) and the Empress Gala, also called Flavia Gala, who was the wife of Theodosius I the Great with whom he had a daughter at la which they called Gala Placidia.