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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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Typically, texts that feature these sole/soul menders also raise questions of festal observance, most often by showing the shoemakers creating, or attempting to create, new holy days.
The holy days are also a time to seek and give forgiveness and make things right with other people, Husbands-Hankin said.
But yesterday the Rev Richard Taylor, vicar at St Cuthbert's Church and chairman of Churches Together in Blyth, urged the council to stick to its policy and help retain the sanctity of the holy day.
His dad, Shahram, aged 37, said: "The Baha'i New Year is a holy day for us and is the first day of spring, which is a symbol of the rebirth of nature.
Congregation Kol Ami, a progressive Reform Jewish congregation serving the diverse community of West Hollywood, today said this year's High Holy Days Services will combine current social action issues with contemporary observance rooted in tradition to create a religious experience that is vibrant and meaningful to congregants who have a wide range of backgrounds and beliefs.
The first holy day (or holiday) was when God rested after He created the world and its inhabitants, and He advised men and women to follow His example: 'Remember the sabbath, or seventh day, to keep it holy'.
MEMBERS of the Baha'i faith in Nuneaton and Bedworth will be travelling to the Millennium Dome tomorrow to celebrate their holy day.
Sadly, Sunday has long since been observed as anything but a holy day.
The two congregations have an amiable tradition of holding joint holy day services as well as pulpit and choir exchanges, so Sunday evening's service isn't as eyebrow-raising as might seem.
The date coincides withthe Roman Catholic holy day of Pentecost.
Viewers in more than 47 million homes in North America will now have the opportunity to experience highlights of the Jewish High Holy Day service of Yom Kippur on TV for the first time, presided over by Rabbi David Baron, in the landmark new production, "YOM KIPPUR -- Prayers of Atonement," thanks to an agreement between Faith & Values Media and Temple Of The Air.
I wonder, too, how many folk today have forgotten the fourth commandment to "keep holy the Sabbath Day" and thereby, knowingly or unknowingly, desecrate that holy day.