Vacation

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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.
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Vacationing in America began as a privilege of the early nineteenth-century elites -- southern planters and wealthy northerners who journeyed in search of health and pleasure.
"24 Hours" also does not record a drop in the number of people vacationing in the mountains, which is still 13%.
* The French lead the world in vacationing, taking all 30 possible days available to them.