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Multiple Meanings
observance

As her release date neared, Vanessa got increasingly anxious, with a decided uptick in religious observance.
Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
conformity with law or custom or practice

or:

taking part in a ritual — such as celebrating a holiday

Much more rarely, observance can be used in place of observation (to watch patiently).
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