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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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And just as God considered the seventh day to be a holy day because it was his day of rest, so Man, with his creative mind, began to pin thoughts about creation, heaven and earth, night and day onto the days of the week and months of the year.
30pm, on the eve of the Holy Day on Wednesday, October 19.
The Rev Richard Taylor, vicar of St Cuthbert's and chairman of Churches Together in Blyth, had pressed to retain the sanctity of the holy day.
Although the cobblers in this scene must beg a new holy day of the emperor, elsewhere they show no hesitation about creating a new saint and, implicitly, a new saint's day for themselves.
Congregation Beth Israel, the Valley's oldest Reform Synagogue, today announced that it will host its third annual Community High Holy Day Services this year.
It was an unforgiveable crime on the holy day of Ashura," the Ulema Council said in a statement.
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Previously, the congregation had to gather at South Eugene High School, the McDonald Theatre or other locations to have enough room for everyone during the High Holy Day services.
Knowledgeably compiled and expertly edited by Rabbi Elkins, "Rosh Hashanah Readings: Inspiration, Information And Contemplation" is a collection of selections that are specifically designed to renew the meaning of the High Holy Day themes of sin, repentance, personal and social change, societal justice, forgiveness, spiritual grow, living with joy and hope, commitment to high ideals, and more.
The UN fanatics launched their assault on Christmas in 1958, but too late to get very far before the holy day was at hand," the pamphlet explained.
You got the Saturday penny on a Sunday because the shop was closed on Saturday, the Jewish holy day.