| | Re: "lasts" or "continues"?
Well, when you use the word 'continue', it implies a point of reference.
For example, the party continued for three hours after I left. I left, but the party continued.
>>The festival continues for three days.
This sounds odd without a point of reference.
>>The festival begins on Friday and continues for three days.
Ahh... now it sounds correct.
In informal speech, we'd use 'go on':
>>The festival goes on for three days.