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Ember day British & World English

Any of a number of days reserved for fasting and prayer in the Western Christian Church. Ember days traditionally comprise the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday following St Lucy’s Day (13 December), the first Sunday in Lent, Pentecost (Whitsun), and Holy Cross Day (14 September), though other days are observed locally

Ember day New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

day for fasting and prayer in the Western Christian Church


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