national holiday

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Noun1.national holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official businessnational 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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I have been there on a Saturday afternoon, the national holiday.
It was the occasion for a national holiday, but Carlier had a fit of rage over it and talked about the necessity of exterminating all the niggers before the country could be made habitable.
Despite 24 states already allowing their employees to take the Friday after Thanksgiving as a paid day off, a majority of those asked said they felt Black Friday should not become a national holiday.
29, marks the anniversary of the day of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal AtatE-rk, who then became the nation's first president; it is thus called Republic Day and is, of course, a very special national holiday.
Besides being a national holiday, it is perceived as one of the essential pillars of Egyptian nationalism.
Separately, the session almost veered off course to discuss the issue of national holidays after Education Minister Elias Bou Saab brought an unexpected guest to Cabinet who demanded that Martyrs Day be restored as a national holiday.
In any other country, a national holiday would serve as an opportunity not just to take pride in a country's past but also to reflect on its current state and future prospects.
Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation".
The capital city of Ashgabat held the celebrations dedicated to Turkmenistan's national holiday of Melon Day, the Turkmenistan.
Irish-themed chain O'Neill's, which has pubs in Broad Street and Moseley, is pressing the public to back its calls for the March 17 celebration to become a national holiday.
Business-as-usual for the down-trodden and poorest sector of the community, is merely an extension of their servitude and it is high time that BAH and RAIN celebrate the same national holiday in the same way.
The Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has announced the decision to pardon 569 criminals to mark the October 6th national holiday.

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