national holiday

Definitions of national holiday

n authorized by law and limiting work or official business

legal holiday, public holiday
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January 1, New Year's, New Year's Day
the first day of the year
Martin Luther King Day, Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
observed on the Monday closest to January 15
Presidents' Day
the third Monday in February; commemorates both presidents Lincoln and Washington
Decoration Day, Memorial Day
legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war
Fourth of July, Independence Day, July 4
a legal holiday in the United States
Labor Day
first Monday in September in the United States and Canada
Columbus Day, Discovery Day, October 12
a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
Christmas, Christmas Day, Dec 25, Xmas
a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
Boxing Day
first weekday after Christmas
bank holiday
any of several weekdays when banks are closed; a legal holiday in Britain
Commonwealth Day, Empire day, May 24
British, anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth
Dominion Day, July 1
a legal holiday in Canada commemorating receiving Dominion status in 1867
14 July, Bastille Day
a legal holiday in France celebrating the storming of the Paris bastille in 1789
Armistice Day, November 11, Veterans Day, Veterans' Day
a legal holiday in the United States; formerly Armistice Day but called Veterans' Day since 1954
Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day
fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag
Victoria Day
a public holiday in Canada on the Monday on or before May 24th
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a day on which work is suspended by law or custom

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