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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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Para mucha gente Billie Holiday es ante todo una mujer sufriente que de nina vivio la pobreza y el abandono de su padre; una efimera etapa de prostitucion como adolescente, el sostenido maltrato de los hombres que decian amarla en la juventud y en la madurez, y una invencible adiccion a la heroina y al alcohol durante toda su vida adulta.
During that time, she also watched documentaries, read seven or eight books, "all of them trying to crack the code that was Billie Holiday," Vik says.
The most comprehensive collection of early Billie Holiday sessions is Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday, 1933-1940 (Columbia Legacy).
Now, 42 years after her death, Billie Holiday still makes you stop and listen up.
This artist's canon represents one of the most haunting examples of tragic art, within the American experience, in this century, in which a little girl named Eleanora Fagan Holiday was transformed into Billie Holiday and then into Lady Day.
This work investigates the many complex perspectives of the infamous and adored Billie Holiday.
But after reading about Billie Holiday and all the pain she went through, and how she used music to guide her life, I fell in love with her story.
NEW YORK -- Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this spring singing the blues as Billie Holiday.