bank holiday


Definition of bank holiday

1 British : legal holiday
2 : a period when banks in general are closed often by government fiat

Examples of bank holiday in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Protests erupted in front of cinemas in several U.K. cities after the film, from director Eli King and writer Sheikh Al-Habibi, began showing over the bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s jubilee. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 June 2022 The £28 million cost does not account for the impact of a one-off extra bank holiday arranged on Friday. Christine Mui, Fortune, 4 June 2022 The main Platinum Jubilee celebrations willl take place on June 2 to 5 - a weekend preceded by a bank holiday - will include a Birthday Parade in Horseguards, with 400 musicians and 1,400 soldiers. Sarah Turner, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 In her honor, there will be numerous celebrations and a four-day bank holiday from June 2 to June 5. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, 2 June 2022 The three-day bank holiday will kick off with Trooping the Color, an annual parade celebrating the Queen’s birthday on Thursday. Fortune, 1 June 2022 But others have called on making the bank holiday an annual affair. Jeva Lange, The Week, 30 May 2022 In response to the bank holiday, the studios implemented 50 percent salary cuts to most of their production workers. Eric Hoyt, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Mar. 2022 The March 1933 bank holiday proved a pivotal moment in Hollywood history, particularly in the relationship between studios and their creative workers. Eric Hoyt, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bank holiday

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bank holiday was in 1778

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“Bank holiday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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