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movable feast

n.
A religious holiday, such as Easter, that changes in date from year to year.
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Noun1.movable feast - a religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years
feast day, fete day - a day designated for feasting
Easter - a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox
Feast of the Unleavened Bread, Passover, Pesach, Pesah - (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
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As I have pointed out, several non-Christian religions also have moveable feasts which ' shadow'' Easter (whether early or late) because they too have been ' timed'' by observing the movements of the stars in the night sky.
Duzak of Sturbridge, a recently retired psychology professor at Becker College and a member of the Moveable Feasts Committee, is one of the fair organizers.