One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the Roman Catholic Church) a day on which Roman Catholics are required to attend Mass.
- ‘It's the third Thursday in May, Ascension Thursday, a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church.’
- ‘This Thursday, August 15, is a holy day of obligation.’
- ‘They attended Mass every Sunday and on holy days of obligation.’
- ‘Friday, August 15, is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation.’
- ‘A reminder that this Saturday, November 1, is All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation.’
- ‘Friday next, November 1, is the Feast of All Souls and is a holy day of obligation.’
- ‘There will be no evening Mass on Sunday 31 October even though it is the eve of All Saints Day, November 1, which is a holy day of obligation.’
- ‘Friday, 1st November, All Saints' Day, is a holy day of obligation.’
- ‘Thursday is the national feast day and it is a holy day of obligation.’
- ‘St George died a martyr more than 1700 years ago, in 303, and the feast day of St George was a holy day of obligation for English Catholics for many years.’
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