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Sigma KEE - MoveableHoliday
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MoveableHoliday is the class of Holidays whose observance is not fixed to recurrences of any particular calendar day. For example, UnitedStatesMemorialDay is observed on the last Monday of May.
Parents Holiday Holiday is the class of time periods that are observed as holidays in a country, culture, or religion. Holidays may recur annually on the same date, or they may be moveable, for example, UnitedStatesThanksgivingDay falls on the last Thursday of each November.
Children AdventAn instance of Advent (LatinLanguage adventus = coming) is a TimeInterval that begins with an AdventSunday and includes the four Sundays preceding an instance of ChristmasDay. During this period, observant members of Christianity ritually anticipate the recurring celebration of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Note that Advent is observed only in Western Christianity, which includes RomanCatholicism, Protestantism, and Anglicanism. The analog of Advent in Eastern Christianity, which includes EasternOrthodoxChristianity, is the Nativity Fast, which differs from Advent in length and significance.
 AdventSundayAn instance of AdventSunday is a Sunday that begins an instance of Advent.
 AscensionThursdayAn instance of AscensionThursday is a ChristianHoliday that celebrates the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven following his resurrection.
 EasterSundayAn instance of EasterSunday is a ChristianHoliday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Easter is a movable holiday, falling between late March and late April for Western Chrisitanity (Gregorian calendar), and between early April and early May for Eastern Christianity (Julian calendar). Easter is calculated to occur near the Jewish holiday Passover, the date of which is determined according to the Jewish lunar calendar.
 HanukkahAn instance of Hanukkah is a JewishHoliday that lasts for eight nights, and commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem during the 2nd century BCE, at the time of the Maccabean Revolt. According to the Jewish (Hebrew) religious calendar, Hanukkah begins at sunset on 25 Kislev.
 LentIn Western Christianity, an instance of Lent is a 40-day period of (relative) fasting and reflection preceding an instance of EasterSunday. In the US, Lent is observed predominantly by RomanCatholics, with lesser participation by members of other Christian denominations, some of which even consider Lent not to be a legitimate ChristianHoliday.
 PalmSundayAn instance of PalmSunday is a ChristianHoliday that commemorates the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem in the days preceding his crucifixion. The actual date of a PalmSunday is determined by the date of the corresponding EasterSunday, and so, like Easter, Palm Sunday is a MoveableHoliday.
 PassoverAn instance of Passover is a JewishHoliday that lasts for seven nights, or eight nights among Conservative and Orthodox Jews in the Diaspora. Technically, Passover is the first night of (or, immediately precedes) the Festival of Unlevened Bread. Passover commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, as recounted in the Book of Exodus. In the Jewish (Hebrew) calendar, Passover begins at sunset on 14 Nisan.
 PentecostAn instance of Pentecost is a ChristianHoliday that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit onto the Apostles and other followers of Jesus, as described in the Book of Acts.
 USThanksgivingDayAn instance of USThanksgivingDay is a USHoliday celebrated yearly on the fourth Thursday of November. The holiday commemorates the feasts of Thanksgiving instituted by early English settlers in the New World, most notably the 1621 Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. In the UniteStates, USThanksgivingDay traditionally is the one national holiday for which entire families strive to come together, with members often traveling great distances. Note that Canada celebrates its own Thanksgiving, on the second Monday of October, with tradition, significance, and foods that parallel the UnitedStates version.

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