What is another word for observances?

Pronunciation: [ɒbzˈɜːvənsɪz] (IPA)

Observances refer to customs, traditions, or rituals that are typically related to religious or cultural events. There are numerous synonyms that can be used instead of the word observances, including celebrations, ceremonies, rituals, commemorations, customs, traditions, and festivals. All these words are often used in the context of religious or cultural practices, such as observing a religious holiday, commemorating a historical event, or celebrating a milestone or achievement. Some other synonyms that can be used are tributes, rituals, practices, and commemorations. These words are typically used in written or spoken language to convey an action taking place, or a specific event being observed.

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Usage examples for Observances

He deprecates repeating their old observances of this season in a new place.
"A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'"
Alfred Gatty
Mr. Bottrell laments the decay of these pleasing old Midsummer observances.
"England in the Days of Old"
William Andrews
Many local variations exist in the customs associated with the harvest home festivities observed in different parts of the country, especially in the north, where all old customs and observances, like the provincial dialects, have lingered longest, and still linger when they have died out and been forgotten in the south.
"England in the Days of Old"
William Andrews

Famous quotes with Observances

  • 137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
    Doc Hastings
  • Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion, for enforcing religious observances.
    Richard Mentor Johnson
  • One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
    Walter Scott
  • Do you not remember me, Nicodemus, who believed in naught but the laws and decrees and was in continual subjection to observances? And behold me now, a man who walks with life and laughs with the sun from the first moment it smiles upon the mountain until it yields itself to bed behind the hills.
    Khalil Gibran
  • Nay, who knows, Phaedrus, if the efforts of humans in their search for God, the observances, the prayers they essay, their obstinate will to discover the most efficacious… who knows if mortals will not finally discover a certitude—or an incertitude—stable and in exact conformity with their nature, if not with the very nature of God?
    Paul Valéry

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