bank holiday

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


bank holiday (plural bank holidays)

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

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