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feast day

a day, especially a church holiday, for feasting and rejoicing.
Origin of feast day
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

    The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906 Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
  • On the feast day a procession is held, with hundreds participating.

    North Dakota Various
  • She asks her father if he does not want some one to help on the feast day.

    Basque Legends Wentworth Webster
  • The feast day in Britain and Ireland is the first of November.

    Folk Lore

    James Napier
  • Now of necessity he was to release unto them one upon the feast day.

  • Perhaps someone suggests calling it after the feast day of the church year observed by certain churches.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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