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feast day

a day, especially a church holiday, for feasting and rejoicing.
Origin of feast day
1250-1300; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Here a highly popular fair was held every year on the feast day of the patron saint of the Abbey.

  • Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

    The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906 Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
  • I was surprised to see him assume so much dignity, but I presumed that he was treated with exceptional honour on the feast day.

    Phroso Anthony Hope
  • Now of necessity he was to release unto them one upon the feast day.

  • The parishioners attended divine service on the feast day, and the rest of that day was then devoted to popular festivities.

    Lancashire Folk-lore John Harland
  • The fellow had sailed on the feast day of Sai-Kao because on that day the Likin or native customs were closed.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • And it represented no small achievement and marked no small advance, so that it was really the feast day we made of it.

  • The second is Sadqa, or offerings on the feast day known as 'd-ul-Fitr, or alms in general.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • It was the feast day of the year on the Island, a beautiful bright sunny June day.

    An Isle in the Water Katharine Tynan

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