HyperDic: public_holiday

English > 1 sense of the expression public holiday:
NOUNtimepublic holiday, legal holiday, national holidayauthorized by law and limiting work or official business
English > public holiday: 1 sense > noun 1, time
Meaningauthorized by law and limiting work or official business.
Synonymslegal holiday, national holiday
NarrowerBastille Day, 14 JulyA legal holiday in France celebrating the storming / storming of the Paris bastille in 1789
Boxing DayFirst weekday after Christmas
Christmas, Christmas Day, Xmas, Dec 25A Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ
Columbus Day, Discovery Day, October 12A legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
Commonwealth Day, Empire day, May 24British, anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth
Dominion Day, July 1A legal holiday in Canada commemorating receiving Dominion status in 1867
Independence Day, Fourth of July, July 4A legal holiday in the United States
Labor DayFirst Monday in September in the United States and Canada
Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, Martin Luther King Dayobserved on the Monday closest to January 15
Memorial Day, Decoration Daylegal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May
New Year's Day, New Year's, January 1The first day of the year
Presidents' DayThe third Monday in February
Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving DayFourth Thursday in November in the United States
Veterans Day, Veterans' Day, Armistice Day, November 11A legal holiday in the United States
Victoria DayA public holiday in Canada on the Monday on or before May 24th
bank holidayAny of several weekdays when banks are closed
BroaderholidayA day on which work is suspended by law or custom
Spanishfiesta nacional
Catalandia festiu, festa nacional

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