Origin of holy day
Examples from the Web for holy day
One young fellow was calling out, "At least, it is a holy-day, and I shall go to Paris!"Devereux, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
This day is kept strictly as a holy-day, being the King's Coronation.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
The religious and moral duties to which the "holy-day," as it is called, should be strictly devoted are there specified.The Beginners of a Nation|Edward Eggleston.
In pre-Reformation days, a holiday was a holy-day, when man went not forth to his labour.Curious Church Customs|Various
In older missals they were extremely numerous, almost every Sunday and Holy-day having one assigned to it.