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Endless oriental holiday in spring (6)


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'holiday in spring' is the definition.
'Easter' can be an answer for 'spring' (Easter is part of springtime). I am unsure of the 'holiday in' bit.

'endless oriental' is the wordplay.
'endless' means to remove the last letter.
'oriental' becomes 'eastern' (similar in meaning).
'eastern' with its final letter taken away is 'EASTER'.

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(Other definitions for easter that I've seen before include "Christian celebration for Teresa" , "Card, egg or Island" , "Time to celebrate" , "festival time" , "Christian celebration at the end of Lent" .)

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