Holiday

A holiday is a day designated as having special significance for which individuals, a government, or a religious group have deemed that observance is warranted. It is generally an official (more common) or unofficial observance of religious, national, or cultural significance, often accompanied by celebrations or festivities. A holiday does not necessarily exclude doing normal work: the relatively minor Jewish holiday of Chanukah has been described as a "working holiday" and those who celebrate a holiday such as Diwali may have to work a normal schedule in countries where it is not a public holiday.

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    A holiday is when you celebrate something that’s all finished up, that happened a long time ago and now there’s nothing left to celebrate but the dead.
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910)

    With a broad shoehorn
    I am unstuffing a big bird in this dream
    Msomebody else’s holiday feast—
    and repacking the crop of my own,
    knowing it will burst with such
    onion, oyster, savory bread crust.
    Maxine Kumin (b. 1925)

    Come, woo me, woo me; for now I am in a holiday humor, and
    like enough to consent.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)