state holiday


: an official holiday in a state but not nationally

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The fourth holiday bill, introduced by State Rep. Sharon MacDonell, D-Troy, would make Lunar New Year a state holiday. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, 28 Apr. 2023 However, 12 states recognize Good Friday as a state holiday, so branches in Connecticut, Texas, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina and North Dakota could be closed. Chris Morris, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2023 Another major exception: Some states recognize Good Friday as a state holiday, and that can change things. Marie Milano, Country Living, 7 Apr. 2023 The Coyotes being run by several Latinos at or close to the top of the organization wasn't lost on a day honoring Chavez, for whom there is a state holiday March 31. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2023

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“State holiday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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