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Feast day   /fist deɪ/   Listen
Feast day

noun
1.
A day designated for feasting.  Synonym: fete day.






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"Feast day" Quotes from Famous Books



... on his arrival with his usual delightful courtesy and sincerity. After having conducted him to a guest chamber suited to his rank, and having talked with him on many lofty and sublime subjects, he suddenly remembered that it was some feast day of the Order. He therefore took leave of the Bishop, saying that he would gladly have stayed with him much longer, but that he knew his honoured guest would prefer obedience to everything else, and that he must retire to his cell to prepare for Matins, it being the feast ...
— The Spirit of St. Francis de Sales • Jean Pierre Camus

... to be so kind; she was in reality a wicked witch, who lay in wait for children, and had only built the little bread house in order to entice them there. When a child fell into her power, she killed it, cooked and ate it, and that was a feast day with her. Witches have red eyes, and cannot see far, but they have a keen scent, like the beasts, and are aware when human beings draw near. When Haensel and Grethel came into her neighborhood, she laughed maliciously, and said mockingly, "I have them; they shall not escape me ...
— The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: - Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English, Volume 5. • Various



Words linked to "Feast day" :   Christmas Day, Id al-Fitr, movable feast, Christmas, Xmas, thanksgiving, holiday, Rosh Hashana, Id al-Adha, circumcision, Feast of the Circumcision, Dec 25, church festival, Feast of Sacrifice, January 1, Thanksgiving Day, Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashonah, Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashona, religious festival, moveable feast



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