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legal holiday

n.
A holiday authorized by law and characterized by a limit or ban on work or official business.

legal holiday

n
US any of several weekdays which are observed as national holidays. Also called (Canadian): statutory holiday Brit equivalent: bank holiday

le′gal hol′iday


n.
a public holiday established by law, during which certain work, government business, etc., is restricted.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.legal holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official businesslegal holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
New Year's, New Year's Day, January 1 - the first day of the year
Martin Luther King Day, Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday - observed on the Monday closest to January 15
holiday - a day on which work is suspended by law or custom; "no mail is delivered on federal holidays"; "it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover"
Presidents' Day - the third Monday in February; commemorates both presidents Lincoln and Washington
Decoration Day, Memorial Day - legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war
Fourth of July, Independence Day, July 4 - a legal holiday in the United States
Labor Day - first Monday in September in the United States and Canada
Columbus Day, Discovery Day, October 12 - a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
Christmas Day, Dec 25, Xmas, Christmas - a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
Boxing Day - first weekday after Christmas
bank holiday - any of several weekdays when banks are closed; a legal holiday in Britain
Commonwealth Day, Empire day, May 24 - British, anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth
Dominion Day, July 1 - a legal holiday in Canada commemorating receiving Dominion status in 1867
14 July, Bastille Day - a legal holiday in France celebrating the storming of the Paris bastille in 1789
Armistice Day, November 11, Veterans Day, Veterans' Day - a legal holiday in the United States; formerly Armistice Day but called Veterans' Day since 1954
Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag
Victoria Day - a public holiday in Canada on the Monday on or before May 24th
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As archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he once told a church full of politicians and government officials on a civic holiday that they should put aside corruption and take care of the poor.
4 per cent to allow shopping on the Civic Holiday and 61.
It was a Civic Holiday and almost everybody that possessed or could borrow or rent a gun was out after the ducks on the first day of the open season.
These include Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Canada Day, Ontario Civic holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Ontario's Family Day.
The mood was definitely festive as attendees observed an annual civic holiday that marks entry into Sydney Harbour in 1788 of the First Fleet confirming British dominion over east Australia at the time.
It is he who many municipalities in Ontario honour by their celebrations of Civic Holiday by naming it Simcoe Day.
The 42nd annual powwow held on the unceded reserve on Civic Holiday weekend featured some perennial events and some new items.
The Bill would replace the current civic holiday in August with a new holiday on July 9.
On 5 August, sealed packages containing the enlistment policies, mobilization instructions and documentation procedures were sent to all headquarters concerned, together with a precautionary warning that the sealed packages were not to be broken until receipt of a secret code word -- the reason being that the Prime Minister had first to address the country by radio on the evening of 7 August, a Civic holiday in many, but not all, recruiting localities.
Paul's Church in Simcoe, Ontario, found a way through the Friendship Festival the town sponsors each Civic Holiday weekend.
Sudbury remains one of only a few communities in Ontario where, apart from a few exceptions, retail businesses are prevented from opening on Boxing Day, Family Day and the civic holiday in August.
There still remain nine designated public holidays, including Family Day (Ontario), Good Friday, Christmas, Easter, Canada Day, Civic holiday, Thanksgiving, Labour Day and Boxing Day, when retail outlets are meant to be dosed.