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English definition of “public holiday”

public holiday

noun   /ˌpʌblɪk ˈhɒlɪdeɪ/
a day when most people in a particular country do not have to go to work or school: New Year’s Day is a public holiday in many countries.
(Definition of public holiday noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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