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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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.
It's a very simple concept that requires no measuring, no big changes: quite simply, on Diet Day, you limit calories and on Feast Day, you eat anything you want and as much as you want.
Halloween (also referred to as All Hallows Eve or Hallowe'en ) is the night, or evening before All Hallows' Day which is a Christian feast day now referred to as All Saints Day.
Pentecost is celebrated as a major feast day in all of the ancient Apostolic Churches of East and West, and is considered the birthday of the Church.
The feast day of Apostle Varnavas will be celebrated this year in the occupied Monastery in the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus.
You'll never go hungry on a feast day - and probably won't want to eat as much, as you'll really savour your food after a fast day
Heading a Mass on the occasion of Saint Maron's Feast Day at the Maronite Church in Damascus, Cardinal Al-Rahi stressed that reforms cannot be imposed from outside countries, Syria's official news agency SANA reported.
The Superior General of Missionaries of Charity, Sister Prema, said we are celebrating the Feast Day and the going home of Mother to Jesus.
TODAY FEAST DAY JAMES GREATER 1554: Mary I married Philip II of Spain.
March 17 is the saint's religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century.
Feast Day of Fools is the third entry in the Hackberry Holland series, after Lay Down My Sword and Shield (1971) and Rain Gods ([EXCELLENT] Sept/Oct 2009).
Summary: It is perhaps ironic that the feast day of saint who spent his life in isolation is today credited with bringing Christians together.