high days and holidays

high days and holidays

Special occasions, festivities, or holidays. High days and holidays can be especially difficult for older people living on their own, so if you have an elderly friend or relative, pay them a visit today. On high days and holidays, the council building opens its doors and hosts a number of free activities for the public to enjoy.
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high days and holidays

special occasions. informal
In the Church's calendar a high day was the day of an important festival. A holiday (originally holy day ) was similar but less specific. Holiday now refers to any day off, without any sacred significance, and so holy day is used if a specifically religious occasion is intended.
1998 Pamela Jooste Dance with a Poor Man's Daughter I was too busy looking out for all of you. I only danced on high days and holidays.
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ˌhigh days and ˈholidays

festivals and special occasions: This 19th-century dish was traditionally made on high days and holidays, and is still often eaten at Christmas.
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