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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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Canny holidaymakers then take a taxi or get a lift the short distance to the airport.
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.
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.
UK holidaymakers have been travelling to Malta for more than 40 years, and it is now becoming a destination for music-lovers due to two annual festivals, I Love MTV and Annie Mac Presents.
The latest research findings suggest holidaymakers start by setting a budget but then let go of the purse strings once they reach their resort.
Some 13% of the 1,000 British holidaymakers surveyed said they would like to sit next to Ukip leader Nigel Farage on a flight.
When it comes to preparing for their trip, many holidaymakers prefer to prioritise what they enjoy rather than more practical jobs, the research among 2,000 people in July found.
The Royal Highland Show is Scotlands largest outdoor event, attracting more than 188,000 visitors or potential holidaymakers for Ireland over four days, providing an excellent platform to showcase the superb experience on offer here for Scottish holidaymakers.
Travel Business Review-April 6, 2016--'Returnerism' trending among UK holidaymakers, ATOL research
TRAVEL firms are giving holidaymakers who booked for Tunisia the chance to cancel or change their summer break.
MORE than 50,000 holidaymakers jetted out from Birmingham Airport yesterday to escape the rain and enjoy an Easter sunshine break.
JUST under two thirds of holidaymakers (59%) are setting themselves a budget of less than PS100 to spend on essential clothes and toiletries before heading off for two weeks in the sun, while 10% don't buy anything new at all.