public holiday

A national or regional holiday from work on a specific day, usually for cultural reasons or celebrations.

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  • public holiday — ➔ holiday * * * public holiday UK US noun [C] ► an official holiday when banks, schools, and many businesses are closed for the day: »The London stock market was closed yesterday for a public holiday. → See also BANK HOLIDAY(Cf. ↑ …   Financial and business terms

  • public holiday — In relation to England and Wales or Northern Ireland, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday in the relevant jurisdiction under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971. In relation to Scotland, a day which is a bank holiday under the… …   Law dictionary

  • public holiday — n a special day when people do not go to work and shops do not open American Equivalent: holiday …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • public holiday — noun count * a special day when stores and businesses are closed and people do not go to work …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • public holiday — noun authorized by law and limiting work or official business • Syn: ↑legal holiday, ↑national holiday • Hypernyms: ↑holiday • Hyponyms: ↑New Year s Day, ↑New Year s, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • public holiday */ — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms public holiday : singular public holiday plural public holidays a bank holiday …   English dictionary

  • public holiday — /pʌblɪk ˈhɒlədeɪ/ (say publik holuhday) noun an official holiday for members of the public generally throughout Australia, or throughout the whole of a particular State …   Australian English dictionary

  • public holiday — official state holiday …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ˌpublic ˈholiday — noun [C] a bank holiday …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • public holiday — /ˌpʌblɪk hɒlɪdeɪ/ noun a day when all employees are entitled to take a holiday …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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