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observance, observation
observance (uhb ZUR vuhns) (noun)
1. The practice of paying close attention to something; such as, customs or rules: As a driver, Mark is expected to maintain a close observance of posted speed limits.
2. A regular and accepted practice or rite: The observance of the liturgical calendar was important to the members of the religious community.
observation (ahb" zuhr VAY shuhn) (noun)
1. The process of recognizing or perceiving information or a fact: By close observation, Alisha will note the change in the weather.
2. A statement dependant on information: Based on how dark the clouds are in the sky, it is Michael's observation that there will be a storm very soon.

It is Greg's observation that the observance of local holidays is important to the community.

(Latin: ritus, religious observance or ceremony; custom, usage)