What is holiday?

  • (noun): Leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure.
    Example: "We took a short holiday in Puerto Rico"
    Synonyms: vacation
    See also — Additional definitions below

Holiday

A holiday is a day designated as having special significance for which individuals, a government, or a religious group have deemed that observance is warranted. It is generally an official (more common) or unofficial observance of religious, national, or cultural significance, often accompanied by celebrations or festivities. A holiday does not necessarily exclude doing normal work: the relatively minor Jewish holiday of Chanukah has been described as a "working holiday" and those who celebrate a holiday such as Diwali may have to work a normal schedule in countries where it is not a public holiday.

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More definitions of "holiday":

  • (noun): A day on which work is suspended by law or custom.
    Example: "No mail is delivered on federal holidays"; "it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover"
  • (verb): Spend or take a vacation.
    Synonyms: vacation

Famous quotes containing the word holiday:

    A holiday is when you celebrate something that’s all finished up, that happened a long time ago and now there’s nothing left to celebrate but the dead.
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910)

    I can’t stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession, let alone two years or ten years. If you can, then it ain’t music, it’s close-order drill or exercise or yodeling or something, not music.
    —Billie Holiday (1915–1959)

    April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees.
    E.Y. Harburg (1898–1981)