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Holiday

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.

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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There has been a 15 per cent rise yearon-year among monsoon holidayers," says Karan Anand, Head-Relationships, Cox & Kings.
Schools were closed last month and my wife and I wanted to go on a holiday with our sons but instead, ended up hosting holidayers.
Returning holidayers spill out next, with shopping bags and backpacks, happy fatigue in their faces.
A must–have for gadget lovers and winter holidayers, the Panasonic HX–WA2 is optimised for shooting in all kinds of year–round outdoor conditions.
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