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public holiday

noun [C] uk   us  
a day when almost everyone in a particular country does not have to go to work or school: New Year's Day is a public holiday in many countries.
Translations of “public holiday”
in Korean 공휴일…
in Arabic أجازة عامة…
in Portuguese feriado bancário…
in Catalan dia festiu…
in Japanese 祝祭日…
in Italian festa civile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公共假日…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公众假日…
(Definition of public holiday from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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