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A public holiday established by law.
- ‘Labor Day is a national legal holiday that is over 100 years old.’
- ‘Memorializing the day with a legal holiday is not necessary, anyhow.’
- ‘The Puritan tradition was brought to New England, where Christmas did not become a legal holiday until 1856.’
- ‘For starters, think about filing a lawsuit in a Federal Court to ban Christmas as a legal holiday.’
- ‘Thanksgiving is also a legal holiday in Canada.’
- ‘In addition to the standard holidays of the Christian calendar, legal holidays in Italy are New Year's Day, Liberation Day on April twenty-fifth, and Labor Day on May first.’
- ‘Parent's Day is not a legal holiday but it falls on May 8 this year, which is also Buddha's Birthday.’
- ‘The Feast of Nossa Senhora Aparecida, the patron saint of Brazil, is a legal holiday.’
- ‘Nationwide legal holidays in New Zealand include Christmas and Boxing Day, Easter, New Year's Day, and Labor Day (the fourth Monday in October).’
- ‘Workers are protected by laws guaranteeing minimum wages, legal holidays, paid vacations, collective bargaining, and the right to strike.’
- ‘Germany's legal holidays include New Year's Day, Good Friday (late March or early April), Easter (late March or early April), Pentecost (in May), Labor Day, and Christmas.’
- ‘Frisians observe the Dutch legal holidays: New Year's Day, the Queen's birthday, Memorial Day, National Liberation Day, and Christmas.’
- ‘From 1960 until 1991 it was a legal holiday in South Korea.’
- ‘Belgium's legal holidays are New Year's Day, Easter Monday (March or April), Labor Day, Independence Day, All Saints' Day, and Christmas.’
- ‘Other legal holidays include New Year's Day and the major holidays of the Christian calendar.’
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