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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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