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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.
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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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While closing schools and adding to the end of the school calendar doesn't necessarily cost extra money, keeping schools open during a religious holiday can cost significantly, depending on the number of substitutes needed.
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.
Idler and Stanislav Kasl, both of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., argue that there is still reason to suspect that deaths occur less frequently before major religious holidays than after them.
Christian leaders decried the new twist to a religious holiday that has always had pagan undertones of spring and fertility.
Eid al-Fitr, also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide.
The event is timed to take place during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday and to follow the Eid al-Fitr religious holiday on June 14-15 this year.
Eid Al-Fitr is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide; it marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
The only religious holiday recognized by the federal government is Christmas.
In a message released by the Presidency Press Center, GE-l sent greetings to Turkish Jews as they began the celebration of Hanukkah, an eight-day religious holiday.
Mahavir Jayanti, also known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak is the most important religious holiday. It celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara.
MOGADISHU, November 08, 2011 (TUR) -- A celebration ceremony for Eid al-Adha religious holiday took place in Turkey's Embassy in Mogadishu on Tuesday.
Which Roman Emperor made Sunday a religious holiday? 9.

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