legal holiday legal holiday

Definition(s):

  • (n) authorized by law and limiting work or official business

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Usage(s):

  1. April 26, 1913 was a legal holiday in GeorgiaConfederate Memorial Dayand Mary Phagan, a pretty blonde girl of 13, dressed carefully for the occasion.
  2. Bolivia: Announced a legal holiday with a two-minute period of silence.
  3. In 1887 Lawyer Green promoted the idea of a legal holiday for labor.

News

  • Letter: Care offered to caregivers during tough times

    To the editor It’s fitting that we have a day like Labor Day to honor workers for their contributions to our nation’s strength and prosperity. First celebrated in 1882 by a labor union and declared a legal holiday by Congress in 1894, Labor Day has evolved from a day of honor to the unofficial end of summer. Here in Pennsylvania, our 6.5 million full-time workers celebrate with neighborhood ...
    on August 26, 2013     Source: Public Spirit & The Willow Grove Guide

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