holy day

holy day
Synonyms and related words:
High Holiday, High Holy Day, Sabbath, Sunday, bank holiday, church calendar, church feast, day of festivities, day off, ecclesiastical calendar, fast, feast, feast day, festival day, fete day, fixed feast, gala day, high day, holiday, holytide, legal holiday, red-letter day

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