an annual festival of the Japanese Buddhists, welcoming ancestral spirits to household altars.
Also called Feast of Lanterns, Festival of Lanterns. an annual festival celebrated by Japanese Buddhists
Cape Bon, a peninsula of NE Tunisia
(Hinduism) another name for Diwali
(Japanese Buddhism) Also called Festival of Lanterns another name for Bon1
French, literally “good” (adj.), from Latin bonus “good” (see bene-). It has crossed the Channel in phrases such as bon apétit (1860), literally “good appetite;” bon-ton (1744) “good style;” bon mot.
noun 1. .
- Feast of new moon
Special services were appointed for the commencement of a month (Num. 28:11-15; 10:10). (See FESTIVALS.)
noun, Eastern Church. 1. a solemn festival held on the first Sunday of Lent (Orthodoxy Sunday) commemorating the restoration of the use of icons in the church (a.d. 842) and the triumph over all heresies.
- Feast of souls
noun See Samhain