public holiday

Definitions of public holiday
  1. noun
    authorized by law and limiting work or official business
    synonyms: legal holiday, national 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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    holiday
    a day on which work is suspended by law or custom
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