feast day

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Noun1.Feast day - a day designated for feastingfeast day - a day designated for feasting  
church festival, religious festival - a festival having religious significance
Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashona, Rosh Hashonah - (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of Tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar
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"
movable feast, moveable feast - a religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years
Circumcision, Feast of the Circumcision, January 1 - (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
Christmas Day, Dec 25, Xmas, Christmas - a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag
Id al-Fitr - a Muslim day of feasting at the end of Ramadan
Feast of Sacrifice, Id al-Adha - the 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja; all Muslims attend a service in the mosques and those who are not pilgrims perform a ritual slaughter of a sheep (commemorating God's ransom of Abraham's son from sacrifice) and give at least a third of the meat to charity
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Tis one of our feast days, lording, and we were disposed to be merry this day, and make free with a deer, out here where they are so many.
But Euryclea called the maids and said, "Come, wake up; set about sweeping the cloisters and sprinkling them with water to lay the dust; put the covers on the seats; wipe down the tables, some of you, with a wet sponge; clean out the mixing-jugs and the cups, and go for water from the fountain at once; the suitors will be here directly; they will be here early, for it is a feast day.
In the past more than one Langa-Langa and Somo boy had gone to make a Su'u feast day, just as Su'u boys, on occasion, had similarly served feasts at Langa-Langa and at Somo.
When a child fell into her power, she killed it, cooked and ate it, and that was a feast day with her.
It was a feast day and they'd run an excursion up country but of Guayaquil, and this was the crowd coming back.
For the official Roman calendar of feast days for the Universal Church, saints chosen to be celebrated worldwide are selected after careful consideration.
Diet Days are alternated with Feast Days so the dieter feels no loss of food enjoyment or cravings that are never satisfied.
s eyes are only on the things that can be either eaten or worn during the feast days.
With five feast days and two fast days, you can have normal food for most of the week and only cut down for 48 hours.
London, Dec 31 (ANI): One should only eat meat on feast days to help tackle obesity, a government food advisor has advised.
During the feast days, the Egyptians held morning festivities, which unfolded under a fair weather, whereas the police have beefed up security in the downtown area to prevent a usual array of Eid offences and women harassments in the capital's public gardens, streets and squares.
The bishop of Bangor spoke in 1567 of how he saw the same old images and altars in churches, and various "lewd and indecent" celebrations of traditional feast days.