One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A nationally recognized day when most businesses and other institutions are closed.‘residents regularly throng the beaches on public holidays’
- ‘Australia Day is celebrated with a public holiday and celebrations in every State.’
- ‘Each of the nine public holidays costs employers about €600 million in extra wage costs.’
- ‘Paid public holidays and meal breaks are not at risk of being lost under the new industrial regime.’
- ‘You have to work on public holidays and birthdays.’
- ‘I hope the government will move swiftly to ensure that Easter Sunday is listed as a public holiday to ensure it is on a par with other holidays.’
- ‘The play area is open at weekends and public holidays.’
- ‘It will be a public holiday and I'm not going to work, so I have to come up with something to do.’
- ‘New Year's Day is not a public holiday this time round, it falls on a Saturday.’
- ‘The new entitlements imposed by the bill include a minimum rate of time and a half for those working on public holidays, in addition to an alternative day's leave.’
- ‘Traffic on the normally congested highway was lighter than normal because Wednesday was a public holiday.’
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