floating holiday

noun

Definition of floating holiday

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: a paid day off from work that is granted by an employer in addition to the paid holidays observed during a calendar year and that is taken on a day chosen by the employee

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State employees in Baldwin and Mobile County get the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday off for Mardi Gras; the remainder of state workers are given one floating holiday to use anytime during the year. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al.com, "Jefferson Davis holiday 2019: How many Confederate holidays does Alabama have?," 3 June 2019

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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