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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 don't fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.
Mary Roach

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

There's something about a holiday that isn't all about how much money you spend.
Hilarie Burton

Think Indonesia and tourism, and the first thing that comes to mind is probably Bali. Think golf holiday, and most people would dream of Scotland or Ireland. But Indonesia harbors one of the best-kept secrets in the world of travel: it is a golfer's paradise.
Raymond Bonner

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.
Tony Snow
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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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