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observance

the degree of strictness of a religious order or community in following its rule
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Both the delegations expressed full satisfaction over the adopted security measures and assured their full cooperation for peaceful observance of Muharram.
The proposed day of observance will bring the country's haunted, paranormal and supernatural community together to celebrate the season and provide needed funds to charities nationwide.
46% of respondents assessed observance of women's rights in freedom of religion as positive and 38% as somewhat positive.
Several contemporary resources are available to pursue the logistics of contemporary observance in Torah interpretation.
With those questions unanswered less than three weeks before the annual observance, the National Day of Prayer Task Force headed by Shirley Dobson is moving ahead with other plans.
The club was unavailable for comment last night, but John Roberts at the Lord's Day Observance Society said: "This is nothing short of an ultimatum by Sportscotland.
Many faiths or beliefs have special religious festivals or spiritual observance days and it is possible to accommodate these by granting holidays.
Snape demolishes the standing thesis about religious observance and its relationship to the wars.
This year marks the 21st observance of the King holiday.
According to AU, the observance gives Religious Right groups and their allies in public office a platform to push their political agenda and attack church-state separation.
Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs.
But the 12 days are really only part of our Christmas observance, which also includes important feast days in honor of Stephen, the first martyr (December 26); John the evangelist (December 27); and the Holy Innocents, the infants slain by King Herod (December 28, Matt.