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observance

noun
     
Related topics: Religion
ob‧ser‧vance
1 [uncountable] when someone obeys a law or does something because it is part of a religion, custom, or ceremony
observance of
the observance of a peace agreement
the strict observance of Islam
the Memorial Day observance
2 [countable]RR something you do as part of a ceremony, especially a religious ceremony:
religious observances

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