religious holiday

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Noun1.religious holiday - a day specified for religious observancereligious holiday - a day specified for religious observance
fast day - a day designated for fasting
Christian year, church year - the year in the ecclesiastical calendar; especially feast days and special seasons
holiday - a day on which work is suspended by law or custom; "no mail is delivered on federal holidays"; "it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover"
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
Jewish holy day - a religious holiday for Jews
Dormition, Feast of Dormition - celebration in the Eastern Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Assumption in the Roman Catholic Church and is also celebrated on August 15th
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This is the only time of year that mountain resorts are busy and therefore an opportunity for shops to generate some much-needed, extra revenue, by staying open every day, including the religious holiday.
Her online followers didn't take kindly to her marking the religious holiday with a sexually-inciting photoshoot.
Officials replied that they can't close for every religious holiday and noted that opening on major Christian and Jewish holidays would spur high rates of absenteeism.
According to the Pew Research Center poll, only half of 2,000 American respondents said they consider Christmas a religious holiday, while one-third said they viewed the occasion as a cultural celebration.
The religious holiday of the White Brotherhood was officially recognized in Bulgaria with a decision of the government on December 16, 2005.
While allowing such overtly religious holiday displays, the bill also prohibits schools from using language that promotes adherence to a specific religion.
The 2012 religious holiday season has been largely positive, with various government officials announcing the success of new measures designed to ensure Muslims are able to complete the rituals safely and with minimum hassle.
The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years.
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma'il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead.
But spare me the sudden faux outrage about the game being played on a religious holiday.
But even among those who say Christmas is a strongly religious holiday to them, many of the secular traditions are just as common if not more so than the religious ones.
Two roadside bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims in Iraq killed three people and wounded at least 32 others on Tuesday ahead of a major Shiite religious holiday, Interior Ministry and police sources said, Reuters reported.

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