holy day

Definitions of holy day
  1. noun
    a day specified for religious observance
    synonyms: religious holiday
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    fast day
    a day designated for fasting
    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
    quarter day
    a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
    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
    Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles, Succos, Succoth, Sukkoth, Tabernacles
    a major Jewish festival beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the shelter of the Israelites during their 40 years in the wilderness
    Rosh Chodesh, Rosh Hodesh
    (Judaism) the beginning of each month in the Jewish calendar; marked by a special liturgy
    High Holiday, High Holy Day
    Jewish holy days observed with particular solemnity
    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
    Purim
    (Judaism) a Jewish holy day commemorating their deliverance from massacre by Haman
    Feast of Weeks, Pentecost, Shabuoth, Shavous, Shavuot, Shavuoth
    (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments
    Rejoicing in the Law, Rejoicing of the Law, Rejoicing over the Law, Shimchath Torah, Simchas Torah, Simchat Torah, Simhat Torah, Simhath Torah
    (Judaism) a Jewish holy day celebrated on the 22nd or 23rd of Tishri to celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of readings of the Torah
    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
    Channukah, Channukkah, Chanukah, Chanukkah, Feast of Dedication, Feast of Lights, Feast of the Dedication, Festival of Lights, Hannukah, Hanukah, Hanukkah
    (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
    Lag b'Omer
    (Judaism) Jewish holy day; the 33rd day after the 2nd day of Passover; the 18th day of Iyar
    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
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    holiday
    a day on which work is suspended by law or custom
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