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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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The woman has a large family including a number of grandchildren, but it's not known if the numbers reflect ages, birthdays or special dates relating to family members.
"These days are not particularly more auspicious, but couples like special dates that are easy to remember," Yeoh said.
"We are currently in the studio working on new music, so are only going to be doing a handful of special dates this year."
Once you start, you may find he wants to take a hand in organising your special dates too!
What makes Easter different from other special dates like Christmas?
NEWS has reached us that The Wannadies are heading for Ireland for two special dates.
Use important dates Tie special offers on products in to special dates such as National Gardening Week.

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