1.authorized by law and limiting work or official business
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public holiday (n.)
A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.
They vary by country and may vary by year. China, Hong Kong and Egypt have most days of holidays per year. The public holidays are generally days of celebration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or can be a religious celebration like Christmas. Holidays can land on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar Calendar.
French Journée de solidarité envers les personnes âgées (Day of solidarity with the elderly) is a notable exception. This holiday became a mandatory working day although the French Council of State confirmed it remains a holiday.
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