holy day of obligation

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Last Saturday, November 1, was the Feast of All Saints and because it's a holy day of obligation people were attending Mass.
Even though Ash Wednesday is not considered by the Catholic Church to be a holy day of obligation, Gehl expects to see thousands of people come to Masses to receive the ash mark.
The law also allows the bishops of each country to move a feast to a Sunday or remove it as a day of obligation.
You had to prepare to fast because the next day was Ash Wednesday, a holy day of obligation.
All Souls Day is November 2 and not a holy day of obligation.
Or is it someone who is not only baptized but observes the laws of the church by attending Mass every Sunday and holy day of obligation, fasting and abstaining on appointed days, contributing to the support of the church, and so on?