On the definition of festival days (Isidore of Seville)

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I thought that this definition of festival days from Isidore of Seville (c. 560 – 636) was useful for challenging the notion that religious festivals such as Christmas and Easter are not holy, but merely helpful:

Working days are the opposite of festival days, that is, they are without religious ceremony; festival days are similarly given over completely to rest and religious duty.

Isidore of Seville, On the Nature of Things, trans. Calvin B. Kendall and Faith Wallis, Translated Texts for Historians, Volume 66 (c. 611-12; Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2016), 1.4, p. 113.
 
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