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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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The blasts - two in nightclubs and the other close to the US Consulate - came within seconds of each other as holidaymakers thronged the bars.
Over three-quarters (76%) of holidaymakers admitted to worrying whether their house was being burgled, one in eight (15%) couldn't remember if they have switched the iron off, while six per cent suffered nightmares over their teenage kids wrecking their home with a wild party.
We have certainly seen an increase in the number of savvy holidaymakers taking advantage of the low rates currently in the market by paying for their complete holiday in euros through us and we expect this trend to continue throughout the year as the euro continues to weaken against the sterling rate.
Holidaymakers that hire the bikes as a means of travelling on main roads and ride them without helmets and adequate experience may be putting their lives at risk, according to ABTA.
Canny holidaymakers then take a taxi or get a lift the short distance to the airport.
Cash, jewellery and gadgets are never covered if they are in the plane's hold, so holidaymakers are advised to carry them in hand luggage.
An increase in delays at airports and the lasting impact of the volcanic ash cloud had turned holidaymakers off air travel, Eurotunnel added.
Holidaymakers looking to go on long-haul trips also enjoyed the plane journey and the difference in language and culture.
With almost nine out of ten holidaymakers rating our reps equally as high, we find these results difficult to accept.
65 per cent of holidaymakers, however, were still going to take a summer holiday, with a further 28 per cent undecided.
Most expensive for the 10 items, which included a three-course meal, was Barbados where holidaymakers would have to fork out a total of pounds 126.
But the threat of other disputes hitting holidaymakers in Spain remain.