Definition of feast day in English:

feast day

noun

  • 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’
    • ‘Athough we have many holidays, our only feast day is Christmas day.’
    • ‘The tradition of giving presents to children evolved from the Dutch celebration of the feast day of Saint Nicholas on December 6.’
    • ‘In addition, every village observes the feast day of its patron saint.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Have you taught the young people in your church about St. Nicholas, noting his feast day on December 6?’
    • ‘The college celebrated its 600th anniversary with a dinner on the feast day of Corpus Christi in 1952.’
    • ‘Every city or town also celebrates the feast day of its patron saint with processions, dancing, and bullfights.’
    • ‘Much of the problem has to do with the feast day itself.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They may have to do with a saint or a feast day, with a liturgical service or a literary idea.’
    • ‘Not everyone feels the need to celebrate the feast day of St Valentine.’
    • ‘The Muslim feast day of Tobaski is celebrated by eating mutton, and families save to purchase a large sheep.’
    • ‘Her feast day is celebrated each year on October 1st.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is also the feast day for the many Lutheran churches around the country that are named Trinity.’
    • ‘This coming Saturday is St. David's Day, the feast day of the patron saint of Wales.’
    • ‘Each village celebrates the feast day of its patron saint.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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.’
    festival, religious festival, feast day, saint's day, holy day, holiday, fete, festivity, celebration
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Pronunciation:

feast day

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