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public holiday

n
a holiday observed over the whole country
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.public holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official businesspublic 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
Translations
den pracovního kliduden pracovního volnastátní svátek
helligdagoffentlig fridag
yleinen lomapäivä
državni praznik
hivatalos ünnep v. munkaszüneti nap
almennur frídagur
祝祭日
공휴일
štátny sviatok
allmän helgdaghelgdag
วันนักขัตฤกษ์วันหยุดธนาคาร
resmî tatilresmi tatil günü
ngày nghỉ lễ

public holiday

ngiorno festivo, festa nazionale

public

(ˈpablik) adjective
of, for, or concerning, the people (of a community or nation) in general. a public library; a public meeting; Public opinion turned against him; The public announcements are on the back page of the newspaper; This information should be made public and not kept secret any longer.
ˈpublicly adverb
puˈblicity (-ˈblisə-) noun
1. advertising. There is a lot of publicity about the dangers of smoking.
2. the state of being widely known. Film stars usually like publicity.
ˈpublicize, ˈpublicise (-saiz) verb
to make widely known; to advertise. We are publicizing a new product.
public holiday
a day on which all (or most) shops, offices and factories are closed for a holiday.
public house (usually abbreviated to pub (pab) )
a house where alcoholic drinks are sold to the public.
public relations (also PR)
the attitude, understanding etc between a firm, government etc and the public.
ˌpublic ˈservice anˌnouncement noun
(especially American) an announcement on television or radio given as a service to the public.
public spirit
a desire to do things for the good of the community.
ˌpublic-ˈspirited adjective
public transport
the bus, tram and train services provided by a state or community for the public.
in public
in front of other people, not in private. They are always quarrelling in public.
the public
people in general. This swimming pool is open to the public every day.
public opinion poll
a way of finding out public opinion by questioning a certain number of people.

the public is singular: The public is entitled to know the facts .

public holiday

إِجَازَةٌ عَامَة, عُطْلَةُ البَنْك den pracovního klidu, den pracovního volna helligdag, offentlig fridag Feiertag, staatlicher Feiertag αργία, επίσημη αργία día festivo, día festivo oficial yleinen lomapäivä jour férié državni praznik festa nazionale 祝祭日 공휴일 nationale feestdag, officiële feestdag op een werkdag offentlig fridag, offentlig høytidsdag dzień wolny od pracy, święto państwowe feriado, feriado nacional, feriado público банковские каникулы, официальный нерабочий день allmän helgdag, helgdag วันนักขัตฤกษ์, วันหยุดธนาคาร İngiltere’de bankaların kapalı olduğu tatil günü, resmi tatil günü ngày nghỉ lễ 公共节假日, 法定休假日
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