Definition of feast day in English:

feast day


  • A day on which a celebration, especially an annual Christian one, is held.

    ‘on feast days a High Mass was sung’
    ‘the feast day of Saint Mark’
    • ‘The college celebrated its 600th anniversary with a dinner on the feast day of Corpus Christi in 1952.’
    • ‘This coming Saturday is St. David's Day, the feast day of the patron saint of Wales.’
    • ‘Every city or town also celebrates the feast day of its patron saint with processions, dancing, and bullfights.’
    • ‘Not everyone feels the need to celebrate the feast day of St Valentine.’
    • ‘Much of the problem has to do with the feast day itself.’
    • ‘Instead of their own birthdays, Hungarians, like people in other primarily Catholic countries, tend to celebrate the feast day of the saint for whom they are named.’
    • ‘All in all Sunday night will be a night not to be missed when the parish named after the national saint will celebrate his feast day in style.’
    • ‘In addition, every village observes the feast day of its patron saint.’
    • ‘It is also the feast day for the many Lutheran churches around the country that are named Trinity.’
    • ‘Cities and town celebrate the patron saint's feast day, usually with carnivals, processions, masses, dances, and concerts.’
    • ‘How, they wondered, could a Catholic parish fail to offer their celestial mother proper honor on her feast day?’
    • ‘Her feast day is celebrated each year on October 1st.’
    • ‘The Maltese love festivals, and between May and October almost every town and village in Malta and Gozo celebrates the feast day of its patron saint.’
    • ‘Have you taught the young people in your church about St. Nicholas, noting his feast day on December 6?’
    • ‘Floats and parades and marching bands and all the other events that have been lined up to celebrate the feast day of the national apostle are in the final stages.’
    • ‘Each village celebrates the feast day of its patron saint.’
    • ‘They may have to do with a saint or a feast day, with a liturgical service or a literary idea.’
    • ‘Athough we have many holidays, our only feast day is Christmas day.’
    • ‘The Muslim feast day of Tobaski is celebrated by eating mutton, and families save to purchase a large sheep.’
    • ‘The tradition of giving presents to children evolved from the Dutch celebration of the feast day of Saint Nicholas on December 6.’
    festival, religious festival, saint's day, holy day, holiday, fete, festivity, celebration
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feast day