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holy day

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noun
  1. a consecrated day or religious festival, especially one other than Sunday.
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Origin of holy day

see origin at holiday
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Examples from the Web for holy day

Historical Examples

  • In fact a rudimentary Christmas festival of a holiday, not holy-day, type.

    Some Reminiscences of old Victoria

    Edgar Fawcett

  • This day is kept strictly as a holy-day, being the King's Coronation.

  • The day was clear and cold, as if befitting the holy-day they were about to celebrate.

  • They perform it in a sort of holy-day dress, made of skins, and adorned with ribbons.

    A Treatise on the Art of Dancing

    Giovanni-Andrea Gallini

  • This impression was strengthened on our seeing the citizens returning from the country in their holy-day suits.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2

    Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach


British Dictionary definitions for holy day

holy day

noun
  1. a day on which a religious festival is observed
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