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A day of recreation; a consecrated day; a day set apart for the suspension of business.

A legal holiday is a day set aside by statute for recreation, the cessation of work, or religious observance. It is a day that is legally designated as exempt from the conduct of all judicial proceedings, Service of Process, and the demand and protest of Commercial Paper. A prohibition against conducting public business transactions on holidays does not, however, have an effect upon private business. Private transactions will not, therefore, be invalidated solely because they are conducted on a holiday.


noun celebration, day of festivities, day off, dies festus, feriae, festival, fête, furlough, gala, jubilee, leave, leisure, lull, recess, rest, time off, vacation
Associated concepts: general holiday, legal holiday
See also: absence, furlough, leave, remembrance
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Specialty stores are expected to do even better with electronics, jewelry and apparel all expected to be big sellers this holiday season.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened the 2005 holiday season Friday evening by flipping the switch on the tree's lights, a menorah and the entire plaza area.
2 -- 3 -- color) Clerk Matt Corey at Samuel French in Studio City, above, a small business that has experienced better-then-expected sales during the holiday season.
Heightened security is added to the dining rooms during the holiday season, when family china is taken out and displayed.
For those of us fortunate to spend this holiday season with family and friends, let's raise a glass to those who put their lives on the line for us.
Characters from a half-dozen theatrical movies are transitioning very successfully to the silver shopping cart this holiday season.
If you plan to regift this holiday season, here are a few rules to consider from the experts at MMI:
It'll be a fun, no-stress kickoff to the holiday season,'' said Duane Harte, a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Parade Committee, which organized the event.
The holidays are all about giving, and Safeway clearly understands that their giving and support touch countless lives during the holiday season and throughout the year," Escarra added.
11, and one laced with unsettled nerves and psyches, it seems inappropriate to issue petty, restrictive rules for the celebratory holiday season with all of its pent-up joy and gift-giving.
WASHINGTON -- With the holidays around the corner, a new survey conducted by BNA[R] and sponsored by Kronos[R] Incorporated (Nasdaq: KRON) finds that more employers will give staff gifts and bonuses this holiday season.