movable feast


: a religious festival that occurs on a different date each year
Easter and Passover are movable feasts.

Examples of movable feast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Christian celebration of Easter is a movable feast that is observed on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 12 Feb. 2024 Further complicating year-on-year comparisons in China is the timing of Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year, aka Spring Festival), which is a movable feast. Patrick Frater, Variety, 22 Jan. 2024

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“Movable feast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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