national holiday

noun

Definition of national holiday

1 : a holiday celebrated throughout a nation especially : one commemorating the birth or independence of a nation the Bolivian national holiday
2 : a legal holiday established by the central government of a nation rather than by state or local authorities there are no annual legal national holidays in the United StatesLiterary Digest

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“National holiday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/national%20holiday. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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