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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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Each March, the YAM observance spotlights art and art education through governors' and mayors' proclamations, state and local exhibits, and other creative venues, such as symphony programs, billboards, restaurant placemats, utilities' customer flyers, and supermarket bags.
Smith and Suto (2012) examined both religious observance and spirituality; however, this article will focus on the occupation of religious observance.
In line with this, Muyot said all schools and schools division offices are encouraged to participate in the weeklong observance through a film showing, conduct of fora or seminars on Restorative Justice Approaches and Strategies, and conduct of information dissemination on DepEd Guidelines and Procedures on the Management of Children-at-Risk (CAR) and Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL).
The IGP also met with the officials of other departments who were performing duty at the post and held in high esteem their efforts for peaceful observance of Muharram.
Later on the IGP visited the central command post in Nowshera and reviewed the security arrangements adopted for ensuring peaceful observance of Muharram.
I speak to Sims-Dennett about the themes of surveillance and domestic violence in Observance as well as the film's specific take on the horror genre.
At the moment we have the absurd situation where pupils aged 16 to 18 need parental permission to withdraw from religious observance.
Thus, 48% of poll respondents said observance of women's right in business is positive and 38% said observance is somewhat positive.
Headteachers and chaplains will continue to work in partnership to plan and deliver religious observance activity which reflects local, national and international issues.
Summary: Rabat - The observance of human rights in the Tindouf camps is incumbent on Algeria, which cannot "subcontract" this issue to the "Polisario," Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday in Rabat.
Or, will the White House have an official observance at all?
The committee at the 80- member club on the western islands wants to keep a strict observance of the day.