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Feasts and Festivals
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I. Religious Studies – II. Old Testament – III. Judaism – IV. Early Christianity – V. Church History – VI. Liturgical and Practical Aspects

I. Religious Studies

The words “feast” and “festival” (cf. fête, festa, fiesta, Fest, etc.) derive from the Latin festus (dies). They refer to the calendar and also evoke the notion of the divine: a feast day is a special day set aside and dedicated to a certai…

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Borgeaud, Philippe, Otto, Eckart, Veltri, Giuseppe, Schramm, Tim, Wiggermann, Karl-Friedrich and Felmy, Karl Christian, “Feasts and Festivals”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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