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Definition of Holiday

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

Though President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894, the occasion was first observed on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City.
Brendan I. Koerner

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

As long as my voice is here, and there is a Holiday Inn waiting for me, then everything's just swell.
Tiny Tim

When I was a kid, Halloween was strictly a starchy-vegetable-only holiday, with pumpkins and Indian corn on the front stoop; there was nothing electric, nothing inflatable, nothing with latex membranes or strobes.
Susan Orlean
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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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