feast day

Definitions of feast day
  1. noun
    a day designated for feasting
    synonyms: fete day
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    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
    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, Christmas Day, Dec 25, Xmas
    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
    Easter
    a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox
    Feast of the Unleavened Bread, Passover, Pesach, Pesah
    (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
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    holiday
    a day on which work is suspended by law or custom
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