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British a public holiday when shops, businesses, and banks are closed. The American word is national holiday.
a US holiday celebrated every 4th July to mark the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It is traditionally celebrated with fireworks. It is also called Independence Day.
1st May, when people traditionally celebrated the beginning of spring. Many countries have a public holiday on or near this date, in honour of working people.
a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bunBuzzWord Article
high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or clubadd a word
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