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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 from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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