long weekend

noun

: a weekend that includes the Friday before, the Monday after, or both because one does not have to work or go to school on those days
We took Friday off and went to the coast for a long weekend.

Examples of long weekend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year’s gathering is in San Diego from May 30- June 2, and offers a long weekend of panels, workshops and signings, and culminates in the presentation of tonight’s Bram Stoker Awards in 13 categories for superior achievement in horror writing. Jim Ruland, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2024 Travelers coming home from the long weekend can now book last-minute flights with Breeze Airways starting at $30. Stella Shon, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2024 While Memorial Day is all about honoring the mourning of U.S. military officers who died while fighting for our country in the United States Armed Forces and the people who are still serving today, many families choose to spend the long weekend by enjoying quality time with each other. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 28 May 2024 Deadly storms over the long weekend also knocked out power to hundreds of thousands across the South and disrupted holiday travel at busy airports in the northeast. Dave Mistich, NPR, 27 May 2024 Memorial Day is almost here and several businesses and local services in the Charlotte area will be closed during the long weekend. Mecklenburg County offices and services, USPS and most banks, including Bank of America and Wells Fargo, will not be available in observance of the holiday. Chyna Blackmon, Charlotte Observer, 24 May 2024 Two years ago, a trader working for the Citi subsidiary over a long weekend in the UK went to place a routine trade, selling $58 million worth of equities for the bank’s institutional clients. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 22 May 2024 There’s even a markdown on a beachy-scented Yankee Candle that can transport you somewhere tropical for the long weekend, even if the view outside your window is anything but. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 22 May 2024 Cohen, the state's star witness, will return to the stand on Monday when court resumes after a long weekend. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 16 May 2024

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“Long weekend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20weekend. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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