national holiday

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n national holiday authorized by law and limiting work or official business
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Usage

In literature:

Her coming raised mail-days to the level of a national holiday.
"The Moccasin Ranch" by Hamlin Garland
A letter telling about an intended celebration by the school of some national holiday.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
As this was the salute for the national holiday, he was safe in making the prophecy.
"Old Fort Snelling" by Marcus L. Hansen
The week of prayer for colleges has become in these institutions as universal as the national holidays.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
It was through her zealous insistence that Thanksgiving Day was made a national holiday.
"The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850" by Albert Smyth
The Isaac Square was thronged with holiday folks, enjoying the national sports.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
The day is recognized as a national holiday.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Well, they were willing to declare a national holiday now and then.
"Inside John Barth" by William W. Stuart
The 14th of July is a national holiday in France, the anniversary of the fall of the Bastille.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
And there is another thing for the holiday player in the National Forests to do; and it is the thing that I like best to do.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
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In news:

For many ranch families, the holidays aren't over until the National Western Stock Show (NWSS).
A new nation created in rebellion to the reelection of President Obama and hordes of zombies stalking the land like holiday shoppers in a mall parking lot on Black Friday.
As we approach the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and during National Caregiver's Month in November, Texas Oncology is highlighting the important – and often overlooked – role that caregivers play in supporting cancer patients.
Daniel Butler from the National Retail Federation gives his top tips on holiday shopping when you choose to shop in store s.
National holiday sees a little too much nationalism in Poland.
Rebecca Wiles, Chief of Interpretation , White Sands National Monument, 4th Annual Holiday Open House 02December2011.
Already eyeing hot toys, fashions and exclusive products, more consumers in the United States are beginning to make a dent in their holiday shopping lists, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Tuesday.
According to the National Retail Federation's (NRF) holiday consumer spending survey, conducted by BIGinsight, 52.8 percent of Americans have already started their holiday shopping, up from 51.4 percent last year.
This year marks the 5th anniversary of the National Day of Listening , a holiday started by StoryCorps in 2008.
Tulsa SPCA and Petfinder.com are participating in the national "Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays" program.
So, when the National Mango Board offered to send me a sampling of mangos along with some ideas for pairing mangos with festive holiday flavors, my interest was piqued.
The Lewisburg Branch of the NAACP conducted an MLK Day March down West Commerce Street on Monday, the day set aside as a national holiday to celebrate the birthday of the Rev.
Walmart US and Toys "R" Us, two of the nation's largest retailers, have announced that they will boost hiring during the holiday season.
Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday for all Indians.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s charge of illegal picketing by workers at some of its stores probably won't be resolved by the National Labor Relations Board before the US Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, the agency said.
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In science:

Additionally for the EEX dataset, the German national holidays are treated as the eight day of the week.
Black swans or dragon kings? A simple test for deviations from the power law
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