bank holiday

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Historically, a holiday, other than a public holiday, observed by the Bank of England.

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bank holiday (plural bank holidays)

  1. (chiefly UK) In Great Britain and some other countries, a weekday, often a Monday, on which most businesses are closed and granted to workers as a national holiday.
  2. (euphemistic) A closure of banks in a jurisdiction to curtail or prevent a bank run.

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