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holy day

also ho·ly·day (hō′lē-dā′)
n.
A day specified for religious observance.

holy day

or

holyday

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a day on which a religious festival is observed

ho′ly day`


n.
a consecrated day or religious festival.
[before 950]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holy day - a day specified for religious observanceholy day - 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
References in classic literature ?
770-779) To begin with, the first, the fourth, and the seventh -- on which Leto bare Apollo with the blade of gold -- each is a holy day. The eighth and the ninth, two days at least of the waxing month (41), are specially good for the works of man.
In response to the letter from Mr Norman D Caddick of Coseley, "Allow us to keep this holy day" where he describes himself as a practising Christian, and has a very un-Christian like rant at me for daring to try and go shopping on Easter Sunday.
The survey for online company Lottoland also revealed St Stephen's Day was second in line to be scrapped with 11% saying they would like to see an end to the seasonal holy day.
The celebration coincided with the holy Day of Ashura festival, which millions of Muslim men around the world took part to mark in the anniversary the martyrdom of Imam Hussein Bin Ali.
This came in response to the allegations that G25 is associated with the transfer announcement of the Muslim's holy day to Saturday.
Summary: UAE traditionally announces a one-day holiday to observe the holy day.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Fanatic Jewish groups called on Muslims to stay away from Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, on Friday, the Muslim holy day, in order for them to perform the sacrifices for the Jewish Passover holiday.
JERUSALEM, March 27, 2018 (WAFA) -- Fanatic Jewish groups called on Muslims to stay away from Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, on Friday, the Muslim holy day, in order for them to perform the sacrifices for the Jewish Passover holiday.
Postcards HOLIDAYS are but memories Better in recall They light up the darker days When the snow starts to fall My spring sojourn in April gone Was a week in the Lakes, up North Such burgeoning beauty I'll never forget That Nature's new life brings forth A break away from one's surroundings Is essential during the year Leaves one refreshed in mind and spirit Ready to step up a gear Midsummer brought a rest hard-earned Two weeks down South in the surf Eyes closed, out-stretched on golden sands Love Cornwall for all its worth When autumn leaves turn bronze once more Time to reminisce and recapture Those joys of spring and summer Then add Snowdonia to the rapture A holiday was once a Holy Day And Christmas beckons beyond This vacation will be spent at home Dreaming of those memories fond.
How is it celebrated? The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church.
"There was a time when Sunday was a holy day but those days are gone.