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A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities, especially business or work including school, are suspended or reduced. Generally, holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance. Holidays may be designated by governments, religious institutions, or other groups or organizations. The degree to which normal activities are reduced by a holiday may depend on local laws, customs, the type of job held or personal choices.
The concept of holidays often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.
In many societies there are important distinctions between holidays designated by governments and holidays designated by religious institutions. For example, in many predominantly Christian nations, government-designed holidays may center on Christian holidays, though non-Christians may instead observe religious holidays associated with their faith. In some cases, a holiday may only be nominally observed. For example, many Jews in the Americas and Europe treat the relatively minor Jewish holiday of Hanukkah as a "working holiday", changing very little of their daily routines for this day.
The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. In the United States the word is used exclusively to refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves, whereas in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth nations, the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed, and is used as a synonym to the US preferred vacation. This time is usually set aside for rest, travel or the participation in recreational activities, with entire industries targeted to coincide or enhance these experiences. The days of leave may not coincide with any specific customs or laws. Employers and educational institutes may designate ‘holidays’ themselves which may or may not overlap nationally or culturally relevant dates, which again comes under this connotation, but it is the first implication detailed that this article is concerned with.

List of Pinterest Holiday images & Holiday pictures

List of all Pinterest Holiday images and pictures. Browse Pinterest Holiday ideas

Channel Your Inner Willy Wonka With This Holiday Cookie and Candy Board
Channel Your Inner Willy Wonka With This Holiday Cookie and Candy Board
Channel Your Inner Willy Wonka With This Holiday Cookie and Candy Board
A Relaxed Guide to Santorini: The Dreamy Greek Island
A Relaxed Guide to Santorini: The Dreamy Greek Island
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5 Italian Lakes That Will Make Any Trip To Italy Extra Special
5 Italian Lakes That Will Make Any Trip To Italy Extra Special
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25 Ideas To Celebrate Your 25th Birthday
25 Ideas To Celebrate Your 25th Birthday
25 Ideas To Celebrate Your 25th Birthday
Cyprus Mini Guide
Cyprus Mini Guide
Sea caves in Paphos Cyprus via @finduslost | The Cyprus Mini Guide features the best things to do on the island of Cyprus, including the best beaches, sea caves, villages, Greek restaurants, and more for your Cyprus Holiday. Cyprus is an easy stopover from Greece…click through for the full guide! #cyprus #travelguide #island #finduslost
Whitewashed Interiors and Envy-Inducing Pools at Dana Villas in Santorini
Whitewashed Interiors and Envy-Inducing Pools at Dana Villas in Santorini
Whitewashed Interiors and Envy-Inducing Pools at Dana Villas in Santorini
5 Italian Lakes That Will Make Any Trip To Italy Extra Special
5 Italian Lakes That Will Make Any Trip To Italy Extra Special
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20 Eye-Catching DIY Christmas Decorations and Crafts
20 Eye-Catching DIY Christmas Decorations and Crafts
Make your home warm and happy and it's time to do last Christmas decorations and fell holiday spirit. As the music stations start switching
19 Beautiful Greek Islands You Should Visit
19 Beautiful Greek Islands You Should Visit
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This holiday chocolate bark is a must-try homemade treat with only 4 ingredients… chocolatey with cookies and cream and a peppermint crunch. Also perfect as a holiday gift idea. #ad
This holiday chocolate bark is a must-try homemade treat with only 4 ingredients… chocolatey with cookies and cream and a peppermint crunch. Also perfect as a holiday gift idea. #ad
Golden Crown Iglu In Kittilä, Finland
Golden Crown Iglu In Kittilä, Finland
Golden Crown Iglu In Kittilä, Finland - The Top Insta-Worthy Places To Visit This Holiday Season - Photos
14 Must-Bake Holiday Cookie Recipes
14 Must-Bake Holiday Cookie Recipes
14 Must-Bake Holiday Cookie Recipes #baking #cookies #holidays #holidaycookies #christmascookies | pinchofyum.com
2018 Holiday Decor
2018 Holiday Decor
2018 Holiday Decor | Cella Jane
DIAMOND BEACH - Most Beautiful Beach on Nusa Penida in Bali
DIAMOND BEACH - Most Beautiful Beach on Nusa Penida in Bali
Diamond Beach – Most Beautiful Beach on Nusa Penida in Bali On the Bali island, Nusa Penida is one of the most beautiful beaches you have ever seen. One that came straight from the postcards. Diamond Beach is an untouched, white-sand and silky blue water bay on the eastern tip of Nusa Penida. With the, in 2018, almost finished stairs, Diamond Beach is ready to become one of the next highlights of Penida island and one of the best things to do on Nusa Penida.
Silly Snowmen Joke Tellers for Winter Parties
Silly Snowmen Joke Tellers for Winter Parties
Snowman joke tellers | snowman jokes | school party | winter party | free printable | holiday jokes for kids | Christmas holiday jokes for kids | cootie catcher | fortune teller #snow #snowman #joketeller
25 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes To Rock Your Holiday Cookie Exchange
25 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes To Rock Your Holiday Cookie Exchange
Easy Christmas Cookies! Now I have the BEST Christmas Cookie Recipes for my holiday cookie exchange party! #christmascookies #christmascookierecipe #cookies #christmas #holidaycookies
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora, French Polynesia - Pinterest & Airbnb's Top Trending Travel Destinations - Photos #TravelDestinations
The 15 Best Destinations For Cheap Holidays For Students
The 15 Best Destinations For Cheap Holidays For Students
The 15 Best Destinations For Cheap Holidays For Students
Changing Seasons: Easy Winter Holiday Bathroom Decor
Changing Seasons: Easy Winter Holiday Bathroom Decor
Changing Seasons: Easy Winter Holiday Bathroom Decor from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod