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national holiday

a holiday that is observed throughout a nation.
a holiday that is legally established by a national government rather than by a municipal or state government.
Origin of national holiday
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As this was the salute for the national holiday, he was safe in making the prophecy.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
  • It is his—and his only—birthday America celebrates as a national holiday.

    Revolutionary Reader Sophie Lee Foster
  • Well, they were willing to declare a national holiday now and then.

    Inside John Barth William W. Stuart
  • As Labour Day is a national holiday, it must be regarded as a gala day.

    Gala Day Luncheons Caroline Benedict Burrell
  • It is a national holiday, and in the city of Cracow the procession Boz Cialo takes place.

    Our Little Polish Cousin Florence E. Mendel

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