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national holiday

noun [C]
 
 
( 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.
Translations of “national holiday”
in Korean 국경일…
in Arabic أجازة وَطنِيّة…
in Portuguese feriado nacional…
in Catalan festa nacional…
in Japanese (国の)祝祭日…
in Italian festa nazionale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 全國性假日…
in Russian общегосударственный праздник…
in Turkish millî bayram…
in Chinese (Simplified) 全国性假日…
in Polish święto narodowe…
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