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Definition of Observance

Observance
Observance Ob*serv"ance, n. [F. observance, L. observantia. See Observant.] 1. The act or practice of observing or noticing with attention; a heeding or keeping with care; performance; -- usually with a sense of strictness and fidelity; as, the observance of the Sabbath is general; the strict observance of duties. It is a custom More honored in the breach than the observance. --Shak. 2. An act, ceremony, or rite, as of worship or respect; especially, a customary act or service of attention; a form; a practice; a rite; a custom. At dances These young folk kept their observances. --Chaucer. Use all the observance of civility. --Shak. Some represent to themselves the whole of religion as consisting in a few easy observances. --Rogers. O I that wasted time to tend upon her, To compass her with sweet observances! --Tennyson. 3. Servile attention; sycophancy. [Obs.] Salads and flesh, such as their haste could get, Served with observance. --Chapman. This is not atheism, But court observance. --Beau. & Fl. Syn: Observance, Observation. These words are discriminated by the two distinct senses of observe. To observe means (1) to keep strictly; as, to observe a fast day, and hence, observance denotes the keeping or heeding with strictness; (2) to consider attentively, or to remark; and hence, observation denotes either the act of observing, or some remark made as the result thereof. We do not say the observation of Sunday, though the word was formerly so used. The Pharisees were curious in external observances; the astronomers are curious in celestial observations. Love rigid honesty, And strict observance of impartial laws. --Roscommon.

Meaning of Observance from wikipedia

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- Roman calendar year perhaps as late as 153 BC, and several religious observances in the first half of the month were originally new year's celebrations...
- Religious Observance includes all overt kinds of religious behavior. Research in this area shows the extent and patterning of religious activities in various...
- community. A commemoration of Muhammad's first revelation, the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts twenty-nine...
- equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa. Ancient Roman observances during this month include Cervula and Juvenalia, celebrated January 1...
- The following is a list of notable month-long observances, recurrent months that are used by various governments, groups and organizations to raise awareness...