Festival vs Observance - What's the difference?
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Festival is a related term of observance.
As nouns the difference between festival and observance
is that festival
is while observance
is the practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule.
Pertaining to a feast or feast-day. (Now only as the noun used attributively.)
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.iii:
- the temple of the Gods [...] / Whom all the people decke with girlands greene, / And honour in their festiuall resort [...].
An event or community gathering, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community.
In mythology, a set of celebrations in the honour of a god.
* observaunce (obsolete)
The practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule
The custom of celebrating a holiday or similar occasion
Observation or the act of watching
(religion) A rule governing a religious order, especially in the Roman Catholic church