Definition of bank holiday in English:

bank holiday


  • A day on which banks are officially closed, kept as a public holiday.

    • ‘When the system broke down in Doncaster it happened to be a bank holiday and we just couldn't get anyone out to fix it.’
    • ‘It pointed out that there were 61 days to go to the next bank holiday and 56 days since the last one.’
    • ‘Because of the bank holiday it would have taken several days to get a court order to move them.’
    • ‘A bank holiday is a day on which the banks are on holiday, but on everyone else has to go to work.’
    • ‘It originally took place on New Year's Day but when that became a bank holiday it was moved to the second of the month.’
    • ‘Sunday is considered a bank holiday and any other day designated as such should be subject to the same rules.’
    • ‘The Irish all know when Saint Patrick's Day is, because they have a bank holiday attached to it.’
    • ‘This weekend was a bank holiday one and so Monday was off so we could all indulge in sports as Sports Day it is.’
    • ‘Around 100,000 people travel on BA flights every day over the bank holiday weekend.’
    • ‘It was expected to be even busier today - the official Boxing Day bank holiday.’
    • ‘On Constitution Day, a bank holiday, we visited the ancient capital of Lanzarote, Teguise.’
    • ‘And you get an extra day of flopping on the sofa because of the extra bank holiday.’
    • ‘Local businesses were kept busy over the bank holiday with a large number of people home for the break.’
    • ‘After Easter the boating lake will open every weekend, bank holiday and school holiday through the summer.’
    • ‘The problem with break - outs started in fine weather on the bank holiday at the start of May.’
    • ‘Normally, if there has been a bank holiday, the rubbish is picked up the following day.’
    • ‘The workers of the UK, and probably across a lot of the world, get a bank holiday tomorrow for May Day.’
    • ‘Analysts said volumes were more like a bank holiday than a working day.’
    • ‘The open weekend, held over the August bank holiday, saw the first brake van rides towards Appleby.’
    • ‘I took the box number to report the problem but the post office customer service line was closed due to the bank holiday.’
    holiday, break, time off, furlough, sabbatical, leave of absence, a day off, a month off, a week off, leisure time, respite, breathing space
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