Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of holy day of obligation in English:
(In the Roman Catholic Church) a day on which Roman Catholics are required to attend Mass.
- It's the third Thursday in May, Ascension Thursday, a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church.
- They attended Mass every Sunday and on holy days of obligation.
- This Thursday, August 15, is a holy day of obligation.
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