Christian holy day

Definitions of Christian holy day
  1. noun
    a religious holiday for Christians
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    quarter day
    a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
    holy day of obligation
    a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
    January 20, Saint Agnes's Eve
    a Christian holy day
    Easter Day, Easter Sunday
    the day (in March or April) on which the festival of Easter is celebrated
    Palm Sunday
    Sunday before Easter
    Passion Sunday
    second Sunday before Easter
    Good Friday
    Friday before Easter
    Low Sunday
    the Sunday following Easter
    Holy Saturday
    the Saturday before Easter; the last day of Lent
    Holy Innocents' Day, Innocents' Day
    December 28, commemorating Herod's slaughter of the children of Bethlehem
    Septuagesima, Septuagesima Sunday
    the 3rd Sunday before Lent (or the 9th before Easter)
    Quinquagesima, Quinquagesima Sunday
    the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent)
    Quadragesima, Quadrigesima Sunday
    the first Sunday in Lent
    Trinity Sunday
    eighth Sunday after Easter
    Rogation Day
    one of the three days before Ascension Day; observed by some Christians as days of supplication
    Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday
    the Thursday before Easter; commemorates the Last Supper
    Corpus Christi
    Thursday after Trinity Sunday; first celebrated in 1246
    June 29, Saints Peter and Paul
    first celebrated in the 3rd century
    Epiphany, Epiphany of Our Lord, January 6, Three Kings' Day, Twelfth day
    twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus
    March 19, Saint Joseph, St Joseph
    a Christian holy day
    Twelfth night
    eve of Twelfth day; evening of January 5
    All Souls' Day, November 2
    a day of supplication for all the souls in purgatory
    Ash Wednesday
    the 7th Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent; the day following Mardi Gras (`Fat Tuesday'); a day of fasting and repentance
    Ember Day
    a day set aside for fasting and prayer
    Advent Sunday
    the first of the four Sundays during Advent
    Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, pancake day
    the last day before Lent
    August 6, Transfiguration, Transfiguration Day
    (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus
    11 November, Martinmas, St Martin's Day
    the feast of Saint Martin; a quarter day in Scotland
    Annunciation, Annunciation Day, Lady Day, March 25
    a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
    Michaelmas, Michaelmas Day, September 29
    honoring the archangel Michael; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
    Candlemas, Candlemas Day, Feb 2
    feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple; a quarter day in Scotland
    August 1, Lammas, Lammas Day
    commemorates Saint Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison; a quarter day in Scotland; a harvest festival in England
    January 1, Solemnity of Mary
    (Roman Catholic Church) a holy day of obligation
    Ascension, Ascension Day, Ascension of the Lord
    (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
    Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15
    celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church
    All Saints' Day, Allhallows, Hallowmas, Hallowmass, November 1
    a Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835
    December 8, Immaculate Conception
    Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854
    Christmas, Christmas Day, Dec 25, Xmas
    a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
    June 24, Midsummer Day, Midsummer's Day, St John's Day
    a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
    Pentecost, Whitsunday
    seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
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    holy day, religious holiday
    a day specified for religious observance
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