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Public Holidays

Holidays


   The word holiday has related but different meanings in english-speaking countries. Based on the words 'holy' and 'day', holidays originally represented special religious days. The word has evolved in general usage to mean any special day of rest.

   A holiday can mean a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation (e.g. "I'm going on holiday to Croatia next week"). The North American equivalent to holiday is "vacation". However, many Canadians will use both the terms 'vacation' and 'holiday' interchangeably when referring to a trip away from home or time off work.

   In all english-speaking countries, a holiday is a day set aside by a nation or culture typically for celebration. A holiday can also be a special day on which school and offices are closed.

Public holidays


   A public holiday or legal holiday or bank holiday is a holiday endorsed by the state. Public holidays can be either religious or secular.
   Bank holiday is the term used in the UK because on these days the banks do not open for business.
   Legal holiday is the predominant term used in the United States.

National holidays

List of holidays by country

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Canada
Croatia
Germany
Great Britain
India
Ireland
New Zealand
Nigeria
Philippines
South Africa
USA

International Holidays

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Religious holidays

Catholic holidays
Islamic holidays
Jewish holidays
 

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