religious festival

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Noun1.religious festival - a festival having religious significancereligious festival - a festival having religious significance
feast day, fete day - a day designated for feasting
Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles, Succos, Succoth, Sukkoth, Tabernacles - a major Jewish festival beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the shelter of the Israelites during their 40 years in the wilderness
festival - a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
octave - a feast day and the seven days following it
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People should go away early and not keep late hours at a religious festival.
The Hymns to "Pan" (xix), to "Dionysus" (xxvi), to "Hestia and Hermes" (xxix), seem to have been designed for use at definite religious festivals, apart from recitations.
In some of the States there is an additional Law forbidding Females, under penalty of death, from walking or standing in any public place without moving their backs constantly from right to left so as to indicate their presence to those behind them; others oblige a Woman, when travelling, to be followed by one of her sons, or servants, or by her husband; others confine Women altogether to their houses except during the religious festivals.
Beginning "Dear Bernard," it went on to describe what had been happening in the Villa San Gervasio during the past three months, as, for instance, that they had had the British Consul to dinner, and had been taken over a Spanish man-of-war, and had seen a great many processions and religious festivals, which were so beautiful that Mrs.
PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Labour and Mineral Development, Anisa Zeb Tahirkheli has congratulated Hindu community on the occasion of their religious festival 'Diwali'.
YENy DELHy (CyHAN)- At least 14 people were killed and several others injured in a stampede at a religious festival in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a senior police official said.
Speaking at the Sikhs annual religious festival Baisakhi as chief guest at Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hassan Abdal, Afridi said the KP was replete with tourism sites related to Sikh community and that the government would always warmly welcome the visiting pilgrims to the province.
ATTOCK/WAH CANTT -- The three-day religious festival of Sikhs, Besakhi, Sunday began at Gurdwara Siri Punja Sahib Hasanabdal with ritual Paat Sahib.
The city, which has a population of about 11,000, had displayed the cross annually in conjunction with a religious festival and on other occasions.
THIS week, in his regular column, Bernard Trafford bemoans the over commercialisation of Christmas and the increasingly nauseous lengths retailers go to over-egg this once sacred religious festival.
Ahmadzai was speaking at the Presidential Palace, where he offered Eidul Adha prayers as the Afghans celebrated the first day of the annual religious festival with religious zeal.
Baba had allegedly stated that the garbas had no longer remained a religious festival with " youngsters dancing to Bollywood tunes and many coming in inebriated condition, like demons".