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fast day

Definitions of fast day
  1. noun
    a day designated for fasting
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    major fast day
    one of two major fast days on the Jewish calendar
    minor fast day
    one of five minor fast days on the Jewish calendar
    Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur
    (Judaism) a solemn and major fast day on the Jewish calendar; 10th of Tishri; its observance is one of the requirements of the Mosaic law
    Fast of Ab, Fast of Av, Ninth of Ab, Ninth of Av, Tisha b'Ab, Tisha b'Av, Tishah b'Ab, Tishah b'Av
    (Judaism) a major fast day on the Jewish calendar commemorating the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem
    Fast of Gedaliah
    (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tishri 3 that commemorates the killing of the Jewish governor of Judah
    Fast of Tevet
    (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tevet 10 commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem and has also been proclaimed a memorial day for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust
    Fast of Esther
    (Judaism) a minor fast day on Adar 13 commemorates three days that Esther fasted before approaching the Persian king on behalf of the Jewish people; the fast is connected with Purim
    Fast of the Firstborn
    (Judaism) a minor fast day on Nissan 14 that is observed only by firstborn males; it is observed on the day before Passover
    Fast of Tammuz
    (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tammuz 17 when the walls of Jerusalem were breached
    type of:
    holy day, religious holiday
    a day specified for religious observance
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