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25th March, which Christians remember as the day when the Virgin Mary was told by a messenger from God that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ
the first day of Lent (=the period before Easter during which Christians traditionally eat less or stop doing something that they enjoy)
the occasion in the autumn when people go to church to thank God for food, especially the food that has been collected during the harvest
American Shrove Tuesday
the Thursday before Easter when Christians celebrate the Last Supper of Jesus Christ
informal the Tuesday before the Christian period of Lent begins, when people traditionally eat pancakes
a day for people of some religions to rest and pray. The Jewish Sabbath is Saturday and the Christian Sabbath is Sunday.
the day of the year chosen by a Christian church to honour a particular saint
British the Tuesday in February that is the last day before the Christian season of lent. The American word is Mardi Gras.
the seventh Sunday after Easter, when Christians celebrate the time when the Holy Spirit came from Heaven to Earth. The American word is Pentecost.
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