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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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It's difficult for a Jew because you have to take your religious holidays off, but I can appreciate that it would be difficult to have what could be 13 days, because that's two-and-a-half weeks off work - and that's just the Jewish holidays.
When Beirut was the Paris of the Middle East, the religious holidays of the country were celebrated by one and all.
For Muslims across the globe, Eid al-Adha is one of the most important religious holidays of the year.
HARVARD - Following a prolonged and often emotional discussion, the School Committee last night voted 3-2 to keep schools open on religious holidays, except for state or national holidays such as Christmas.
Approximately 57% of all Bulgarians celebrate Easter as a major religious holiday, according to a study conducted by the local National Center for Study of Public Opinion.
2011(TUR) - Governor Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz of Turkey's southern province of Hatay visited the Syrian citizens, who fled violence in their country and had been taking shelter Hatay for a while, and celebrated their Eid al-Adha religious holiday on Monday.
An Orthodox Jew has won a new trial after Maryland's highest court ruled that a lower court erred when it denied his requests to suspend a trial so he could observe a religious holiday.
Ali said Central Massachusetts Muslims have no problems with current school calendar policies, as long as students are not penalized for legitimately taking a day off to observe a religious holiday such as Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.
It's not a religious holiday and it's not an African holiday.
RACING Santander's preparations for their bottom of the table clash with Alaves in La Liga tomorrow have been turned upside down by a religious holiday.
It is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Isma'il as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead.
The legislation allows the secretary of state to change the date of regular municipal elections and also allows the commissioner of education to do the same for school-related elections if there is a conflict with a religious holiday.

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