Public and national holidays - synonyms or related words
ANZAC Day noun
April 25th, a public holiday in Australia and New Zealand that honours ANZACs
Australia Day noun
a public holiday in Australia that celebrates the day when British people first arrived to live there permanently. It takes place on the first Monday after 26 January every year.
bank holiday noun
British a public holiday when shops, businesses, and banks are closed. The American word is national holiday.
the Fourth of July
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.
a day that is a celebration of something special, on which you do not have to work or go to school
Labor Day noun
in the US, the first Monday in September, when there is a public holiday in honour of working people
May Day noun
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 public holiday in the US on the third Monday of February, when people remember the birthdays of presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington
a period of time during the year that includes a day that is traditionally a holiday
in the US, the fourth Thursday in November, and in Canada, the second Monday in October, when families have a special meal, traditionally to celebrate all the things that they are grateful for
in the US, the holiday period of four or five days that includes this day