Definition of observance :
1. 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.
2. Servile attention; sycophancy.
3. 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.
reflection, regard, card, observation, advertence, eye, Lord's Supper, watching, watch, induction, ceremonial, integrity, cooperation, practice, legalism, ordinance, keeping, solemnity, advertency, espial, heed, knowledge, see, form, graduation, placard, consciousness, abidance, scrutiny, dedication, ceremonial occasion, devotion, note, mark, resist, communicator, notice, ear, give-and-take, cognizance, remember, poster, mindfulness, bill, notification, office, remark, posting, reflexion, honoring, complaisance
celebration (part of speech: noun)
festivity, celebration, ceremony, acclamation, commemoration, honor, exultation, merry-making, elation, feast, memorialization, glorification, jubilation, inauguration, ovation, commencement, salute, jubilee, ritual, praise, holiday, revelry, joy, remembrance, convocation, rejoicing, glee, carousal, spree, proclamation
attention (part of speech: noun)
compliance (part of speech: noun)
affirmation, agreement, obedience, concurrence, compliance, conformity, acquiescence, deference, fealty, respect, willingness, fulfillment, capitulation, resignation, genuflection, conformance, submissiveness, assent, homage, obeisance, servility, submission, surrender, meekness, acceptance, consent, adherence
conformity (part of speech: noun)
rite (part of speech: noun)
Eucharist, wedlock, baptism, communion, solemnization, mass, nones, initiation, sacrifice, liturgy, service, confirmation, matrimony, evensong, canon, novena, missal, rite, sacrament, Siddur, revival, last rites, transubstantiation, christening, marriage, vesper
- To mention only one, how becoming is their observance of morning and evening song! - "Birds in the Bush", Bradford Torrey.
- I had often remarked the religious observance of fast days among the common people in Greece. - "Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)", John Lloyd Stephens.
- I request of the people observance, of the public officers continuing efforts for enforcement, and of the Congress favorable action on the budget recommendation for the prosecution of this work. - "State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge", Calvin Coolidge.