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Movable feast   /mˈuvəbəl fist/   Listen
Movable feast

noun
1.
A religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years.  Synonym: moveable feast.






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"Movable feast" Quotes from Famous Books



... form of the Jewish name for the feast of the Passover, with which it is historically associated by the Christian Church. Terrible quarrels have occurred in early ages over fixing Easter Day and its exact relation to the Jewish calendar. This is the explanation of its being "a movable feast" and of the consequent inconvenience to Parliament, schoolboys, and Bank-holiday-makers at the present day. It must be admitted that when Easter comes as early as it sometimes does those who have but the short spring holiday of the Easter week-end are hardly used. Instead of enjoying ...
— More Science From an Easy Chair • Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester



Words linked to "Movable feast" :   Pesach, fete day, feast day, Feast of the Unleavened Bread, Pesah, easter, Passover



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