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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]
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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August 15 of every year is declared as Bulacan foundation day in the New Provincial Administrative Code of Bulacan and a special non-working holiday as stated in Section 27 of the provincial legal holidays
And if they require their staff to work on legal holidays, companies are required to pay 200% or double pay.
The Executive approved a decision to allow pupils with special educational needs (ESCs) in special education who, during the schooling, live in the boarding school, receive the daily food allowance throughout school hours, including Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.
449 (Cockfighting Law of 1974) which states that cockfighting shall be allowed only in licensed cockpits during Sundays and legal holidays and during fiestas for not more than three days.
The law limits the holding of cockfights to Sundays, legal holidays and fiesta celebrations for not more than three days.
The service operates Monday through Friday year-round, except for major legal holidays and on Fridays during the summer.
In addition to Fridays and Saturdays, the hotline will also be unavailable during legal holidays.
To register, overseas Filipinos may visit the embassy in Abu Dhabi or the consulate in Dubai on weekdays, except legal holidays, from 8am to 5pm until September 30.
A large part of the volume includes appendices on calendar systems, the worldAEs major religions, facts about US states and territories, legal holidays, tourism information, facts about the US presidents, facts about countries around the world, and other information.
This past January had two legal holidays, and as a result, credit unions had just 14 business days to complete the document, he pointed out.
Generally, a legal holiday is defined pursuant to legal holidays in the District of Columbia as set forth in D.C.
There is also a Chronological Index of Fixed Days and Events, and a dozen useful appendices on topics such as: Legal Holidays by State, Facts about Countries around the World, Legal Holidays by Country, and Tourism Information Sources.

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