legal holiday

noun

Definition of legal holiday 

: a holiday established by legal authority and marked by restrictions on work and transaction of official business

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Emancipation Day is a legal holiday in D.C. with city workers off the job. Leada Gore, AL.com, "Why is Tax Day 2018 on April 17 this year? How to file an extension," 16 Apr. 2018 But Monday, April 16, is Emancipation Day — a legal holiday in the District of Columbia. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "So when exactly is this year's income tax deadline?," 3 Apr. 2018 Under the tax law, legal holidays in the District of Columbia affect the filing deadline across the nation. Leada Gore, AL.com, "When will the IRS begin processing tax returns? Tax deadline moved to April 17," 9 Jan. 2018 Mondays: Dayville, United Services, 1007 N.Main St., Route 12, 6:30 p.m., except legal holidays. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam Edition," 13 Mar. 2018 However, Emancipation Day - a legal holiday in the District of Columbia - will be observed on that Monday, which pushes the nation's filing deadline to Tuesday, April 17. Leada Gore, AL.com, "When will the IRS begin processing tax returns? Tax deadline moved to April 17," 9 Jan. 2018 Historically, April 15 is the deadline to file returns, but the deadline was pushed to April 17 this year because the 15th falls on a Sunday and Washington, D.C., observes Emancipation Day as a legal holiday on April 16. Mark Glover, sacbee, "Amid changes, federal income tax filing season opens Jan. 29 | The Sacramento Bee," 9 Jan. 2018 Mondays: Dayville, United Services, 1007 N.Main St., Route 12, 6:30 p.m., except legal holidays. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam Edition," 26 Dec. 2017 Mondays: Dayville, United Services, 1007 N.Main St., Route 12, 6:30 p.m., except legal holidays. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam Edition," 26 Dec. 2017

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legal holiday

noun

English Language Learners Definition of legal holiday

: a public holiday recognized by law

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