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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Famous quotes containing the word holiday:
“You know, when these New Negroes have their conventionthat is going to be the chairman of the Committee on Unending Agitation. Race, race, race!... Damn, even the N double A C P takes a holiday sometimes!”
—Lorraine Hansberry (19301965)
“A holiday is when you celebrate something thats all finished up, that happened a long time ago and now theres nothing left to celebrate but the dead.”
—Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910)
“Come, woo me, woo me; for now I am in a holiday humor, and
like enough to consent.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)