Meaning of “national holiday” in the English Dictionary

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"national holiday" in British English

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national holidaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌnæʃ.ən.əl ˈhɒl.ə.deɪ/ us /ˌnæʃ.ən.əl ˈhɑː.lə.deɪ/ US also federal holiday

Examples from literature

  • It’s a four-day national holiday with street parties, parades with colorful floats, and people wearing wonderful costumes. 

(Definition of “national holiday” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"national holiday" in Business English

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national holidaynoun [ C ]

uk us US also federal holiday, UK bank holiday

an official public holiday when banks, schools, and many businesses in a country are closed for the day:

The 4th of July was declared a national holiday by Congress in 1941.

(Definition of “national holiday” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)