Meaning of “observance” in the English Dictionary

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"observance" in American English

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observancenoun [ C/U ]

us /əbˈzɜr·vəns/

a ceremony or action to celebrate a holiday or a religious or other important event:

[ C ] Memorial Day observances
[ U ] Financial markets will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

(Definition of “observance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)