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Definition of Holiday


  1. A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event. See Holyday.
  2. A day of exemption from labor; a day of amusement and gayety; a festival day.
  3. A day fixed by law for suspension of business; a legal holiday.
  4. Of or pertaining to a festival; cheerful; joyous; gay.
  5. Occurring rarely; adapted for a special occasion.

Holiday Quotations

I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.
Marcus Samuelsson

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
Dave Barry

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
Fred Rogers

I look my best when I'm totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.
Rosamund Pike

I don't need a holiday or a feast to feel grateful for my children, the sun, the moon, the roof over my head, music, and laughter, but I like to take this time to take the path of thanks less traveled.
Paula Poundstone
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Holiday Translations

holiday in Dutch is snipperdag, vakantiedag, rustdag
holiday in German is Ferien, Feiertag, Erholungsurlaub
holiday in Italian is vacanze
holiday in Norwegian is ferie, fridag, helligdag
holiday in Swedish is semester, helg, ledighet, lovdag
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