Feast of the dead



noun

See Samhain

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    (John 10:22, 42), i.e., the feast of the renewing. It was instituted B.C. 164 to commemorate the purging of the temple after its pollution by Antiochus Epiphanes (B.C. 167), and the rebuilding of the altar after the Syrian invaders had been driven out by Judas Maccabaeus. It lasted for eight days, beginning on the 25th […]

  • Feast of trumpets

    was celebrated at the beginning of the month Tisri, the first month of the civil year. It received its name from the circumstances that the trumpets usually blown at the commencement of each month were on that occasion blown with unusual solemnity (Lev. 23:23-25; Num. 10:10; 29:1-6). It was one of the seven days of […]



  • Feast-of-weeks

    noun 1. . [Sephardic Hebrew shah-voo-awt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-voo-ohs, -uh s] /Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑ vuˈɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃəˈvu oʊs, -əs/ noun, Judaism. 1. a festival, celebrated on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside Israel but only on the sixth day by Reform Jews and Jews in Israel, that […]

  • Feast-or-famine

    [feest-er-fam-in] /ˈfist ərˈfæm ɪn/ adjective 1. characterized by alternating, extremely high and low degrees of prosperity, success, volume of business, etc.: artists who lead a feast-or-famine life.



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