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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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The same survey in 2010 indicated that 49 percent favored "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings" to 43 percent against.
I do agree with your correspondent that using Seasons Greetings not to offend people of other faiths, and none, is probably very misguided.
The venue: Four Seasons Greetings, 193/195 Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 6FR, 029 2039 6386.
The news comes two days after Kirklees Council's ruling Tory leadership insisted their halls would bear "Merry Christmas" signs rather than the Seasons Greetings used in previous years.