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Celebration vs. Holiday

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Celebrationnoun

The formal performance of a solemn rite, such as Christian sacrament.

Holidaynoun

A day on which a festival, religious event, or national celebration is traditionally observed.

‘Today is a Wiccan holiday!’;

Celebrationnoun

The observance of a holiday or feast day, as by solemnities.

Holidaynoun

A day declared free from work by the state or government.

Celebrationnoun

The act, process of showing appreciation, gratitude and/or remembrance, notably as a social event.

Holidaynoun

A period of one or more days taken off work for leisure and often travel; often plural (US English: vacation).

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Celebrationnoun

A social gathering for entertainment and fun; a party.

Holidaynoun

(US English: vacation) A period during which pupils do not attend their school; often plural; rarely used for students at university (usually: vacation).

‘I want to take a French course this summer holiday.’;

Celebrationnoun

The act, process, or time of celebrating.

‘His memory deserving a particular celebration.’; ‘Celebration of Mass is equivalent to offering Mass’; ‘To hasten the celebration of their marriage.’;

Holidaynoun

A gap in coverage, e.g. of paint on a surface, or sonar imagery.

Celebrationnoun

a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event

Holidayverb

To take a period of time away from work or study.

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Celebrationnoun

any joyous diversion

Holidayverb

(British) To spend a period of time for travel.

Celebrationnoun

the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual;

‘the celebration of marriage’;

Holidaynoun

A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event. See Holyday.

Celebrationnoun

the action of celebrating an important day or event

‘the birth of his son was a cause for celebration’;

Holidaynoun

A day of exemption from labor; a day of amusement and gayety; a festival day.

‘And young and old come forth to playOn a sunshine holiday.’;

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Celebrationnoun

a social gathering or enjoyable activity held to celebrate something

‘a birthday celebration’;

Holidaynoun

A day fixed by law for suspension of business; a legal holiday.

Holidayadjective

Of or pertaining to a festival; cheerful; joyous; gay.

Holidayadjective

Occurring rarely; adapted for a special occasion.

‘Courage is but a holiday kind of virtue, to be seldom exercised.’;

Holidaynoun

leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure;

‘we get two weeks of vacation every summer’; ‘we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico’;

Holidaynoun

a day on which work is suspended by law or custom;

‘no mail is delivered on federal holidays’; ‘it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover’;

Holidayverb

spend or take a vacation

Holidaynoun

an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling.

‘I spent my summer holidays on a farm’; ‘Fred was on holiday in Spain’;

Holidaynoun

a day of festivity or recreation when no work is done

‘25 December is an official public holiday’;

Holidaynoun

characteristic of a holiday; festive

‘a holiday atmosphere’;

Holidaynoun

a short period during which the payment of instalments, tax, etc. may be suspended

‘a pension holiday’;

Holidayverb

spend a holiday in a specified place

‘he is holidaying in Italy’;

Holiday

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.

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