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holy day

noun
1.
a consecrated day or religious festival, especially one other than Sunday.
Origin of holy day
See origin at holiday
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  • Nor does the holy day of rest interrupt their gregarious proclivities.

  • Mayhap that was how God would punish her for her desecration of the holy day.

    Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill
  • The rules and laws of digestion are not abrogated upon the holy day.

    A Little Book for Christmas Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • It is a solemn day, and for one to smile is a desecration of the holy day, while laughing is gross wickedness.

  • Am I doing all I can, using all the influence God has given me, to lead others to reverence and observe the holy day?

    The King's Cup-Bearer Amy Catherine Walton
  • On the Sabbath they stripped the plants with their teeth, in order not to desecrate the holy day by gathering them.

  • This—which some might count a desecration of the holy day—the sailors rather accepted as a good omen.

    The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph

    Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
  • The thyrde, to absteyne from wordely operacyon on the holy day, thou and all thy seruauntys of whome thou hast cherg.

British Dictionary definitions for holy day

holy day

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