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Hosay Line breaks: Hosay
Pronunciation: /həʊˈzeɪ/

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Definition of Hosay in English:


An annual festival held by the Shiite Muslim community in the West Indies, commemorating the death of Husayn, grandson of Muhammad.
Example sentences
  • Other popular festivals in Trinidad and Tobago are Phagwa (honoring the Hindu god Lord Krishna), Divali (a Hindu celebration with millions of lights honoring Mother Laskami), and Hosay (the Muslim New Year festival).
  • The Muslim festival of Hosay has grown into a four-day festival that includes Trinidadian cultural features such as tassa drumming.
  • When the festival of Hosay came round, Tanker would visit the neighbouring district of St James and listen to the tassa drums rolling.


Representing a pronunciation of Husayn.

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