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legal holiday

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

n
US any of several weekdays which are observed as national holidays. Also called (Canadian): statutory holiday Brit equivalent: bank holiday
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Almost two million workers are not receiving their legal holiday entitlement, partly because they do not have enough time to take all their leave, a study suggests.
Nearly two million workers miss out on their legal holiday entitlement - partly because they do not have enough time to take all their leave, a study suggests.
The event became a legal holiday in 1885, and was moved to April 22 (Morton's birthday).
Since there are specific days which are declared as a legal holiday some sees this as an avenue for them to rest and go back to their respective provinces.
With support growing for a national recognition of workers, Congress in 1894 took the necessary steps to make the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the U.S.
2m missing holidays MORE than two million workers are not getting their legal holiday entitlement, with many not having any paid leave at all, according to a study.
Campbell made an inaugural speech at the Capitol, but when he and his entourage attempted to enter the executive offices, their way was blocked by a deputy sheriff who claimed the doors were locked due to the fact that the day was a legal holiday.<br />The next day was not a legal holiday, but the Campbell group again was denied entrance to the offices.
Since the following day, King Day is a legal holiday, it also does not count.
Currently, several states have commemorated Columbus Day as Native American Day, however, it continues to be a day the people in the country observe without any recognition as a national legal holiday.
"A large crowd is expected, because the next day is a legal holiday."
While Mardi Gras celebrations take place in other states and around the world, Louisiana is the only state in which Mardi Gras is a legal holiday.
If we vote leave, the only legal holiday will be caravanning in Wales, ISIS will occupy the Isle of Wight and pasta will be off the menu.

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