HyperDic: holy_day_of_obligation

English > 1 sense of the expression holy day of obligation:
NOUNtimeholy day of obligationa day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
English > holy day of obligation: 1 sense > noun 1, time
MeaningA day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion.
NarrowerAll Saints' Day, Allhallows, November 1, Hallowmas, HallowmassA Christian feast day honoring all the saints
Ascension, Ascension Day, Ascension of the Lord(Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven
Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended
Christmas, Christmas Day, Xmas, Dec 25A Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ
Immaculate Conception, December 8Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854
Solemnity of Mary, January 1(Roman Catholic Church) a holy day of obligation
BroaderChristian holy dayA religious holiday for Christians

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