As adjectives the difference between jubilant and festive
is that jubilant
is in a state of elation while festive
is having the atmosphere, decoration, or attitude of a festival, holiday, or celebration.
* (in a state of elation) delighted, elated, joyful, thrilled
Having the atmosphere, decoration, or attitude of a festival, holiday, or celebration.
In the mood to celebrate.
- The room was decked out in festive streamers, with flowers everywhere.
- Please put the Christmas decorations away, I'm really not in a festive mood.