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A period of time during which one ordinarily would work but does not, normally to engage in some pleasure. One may spend a vacation traveling, relaxing or simply organizing one's personal life. Many companies offer paid vacation time to employees after a certain period of employment. Some jurisdictions require paid vacations.


A day set apart for commemorating an important event.The term is used often in contracts and leases when computing time,as when a certain number of days are allowed for an action, but if the due date falls on a weekend or holiday,it will be the next business day.Leases,in particular,limit delivery of certain services,such as heating and air conditioning,on weekends and holidays. The better practice is for the contract or lease to define the holidays meant by it.In the absence of such a definition, holidays will usually include federal holidays, when federal offices are closed, and may include state holidays when state offices are closed,if different.

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ROUND THE CLOCK CARPARK: Holidaymakers have left their cars at Tesco before heading to the airport
While several tour operators offer travellers the opportunity of booking organised off-road bike excursions through reputable agencies, which follow strict health and safety guidelines, safety issues arise when holidaymakers hire the bikes independently from local businesses.
lt;B Holidaymakers visit Platja de Lloret (Lloret beach) in Lloret de Mar on Spain's Costa Brava.
The research found almost a quarter (24%) of holidaymakers are planning a trip to Spain, followed by 18% crossing the Channel to France and 17% heading to Italy.
One in four (25%) holidaymakers don't get round to wearing all their new clothes or swimwear.
Vanessa Markey, Tourism Irelands Head of Great Britain, said: Events like the Royal Highland Show provide us with a wonderful platform to spread the word about the many great experiences that Scottish holidaymakers can enjoy around the island of Ireland.
Returnerism' is common among UK holidaymakers, with nearly a third of people (30 per cent) returning to the same holiday destination every single year, new research from ATOL (Air Travel Organiser's License) has found.
The call came from travel association Abta as extra planes began flying back holidaymakers desperate to get home after Friday's terrorist attack.
Birmingham Airport said the most popular destinations for holidaymakers included Dublin, Amsterdam, Dubai, Malaga and Paris with no reported delays.
British holidaymakers are also sticking religiously to luggage restrictions to avoid paying excess baggage charges with 65% of those questioned saying their luggage weighs no more than 20kg.
The average blood pressure of the holidaymakers dropped by a beneficial six per cent while the average of the non-holidaymakers went up over the same period by two per cent.
THOUSANDS of British holidaymakers are being evacuated from strife-torn Tunisia "as quickly as possible".