legal holiday


Definition of legal holiday

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

Examples of legal holiday in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The City Council will work with Mayor Luke Bronin’s administration to create an ordinance that establishes Juneteenth as a legal holiday in Hartford. Ted Glanzer, Hartford Courant, 10 May 2022 Congress passed a law to mark Nov. 11 as a legal holiday in 1938. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 11 Nov. 2021 Under state law, a legal holiday that falls on a Saturday is still observed on Saturday, while Sunday holidays are observed the following Monday., 17 June 2021 In 1926, Congress adopted a resolution requesting that President Calvin Coolidge issue annual proclamations on Nov. 11, making Armistice Day a legal holiday. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2021 City of Chicago offices, for instance, will be closed, but Delaware doesn’t recognize this as a legal holiday. Chris Morris, Fortune, 11 Oct. 2021 The Labor Department says by 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday, and President Grover Cleveland signed it into law. Craig Harris, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2021 April 7, 1907 - Colorado becomes the first state to declare Columbus Day a legal holiday. CNN, 22 Sep. 2021 Less than a decade later, 23 more states had adopted the holiday and, on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September each year a legal holiday. Leada Gore |, al, 6 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of legal holiday

1805, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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