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Vacation

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.

holiday

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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Of course, it's not as cheap (or as fun) as making your own spooky Halloween outfit but if you haven't got time to sit down to carve faces into pumpkins then Four Seasons Greetings is perfect.
The Santaland Diaries and Seasons Greetings To All Our Friends and Family aim to be both funny and dark takes on the Christmas period.
If it is from a friend, it will have the word Christmas on the front but, if it is from a company, you always seem to get the dreaded words "Seasons greetings".
According to parliament chiefs, that might not appeal to the broadest section of Scots as much as Seasons Greetings.