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What is the origin of the word 'holiday'?
Middle English, from Old English hāligdæg, from hālig holy + dæg day
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November 3, 1983,
diffferent holidays orginate from different countries
Busman's Holiday - spending your free time doing the same thing you do during work In London, during the late 1800's, buses were pulled by horses. Some bus driver…s loved their horses so much that on their days off from work, they would ride on their own buses just to make sure that other bus drivers took good care of their horses.
citizenship day was constitution day
World War 1 but now honors all war veterans happy veteran's day Macy911
The word "Holiday" goes way back hundreds, (or thousands), of years. The word accually means, "Holy day" and meant times of religious celabration. Now it is commonly used as a… replacment for times such as Christmas and Thanksgiving in an attempt to eliminate God from the picture. They do not realize that they are accually saying Holy Day as in Godly day. Hope I helped. (8D
A Secular Xmas (Christmas) song, written by James Pierpont (1822-1893) which had the copyright title of "One Horse Open Sleigh" back in 1857. The song was origin…ally written for Thanksgiving. It was not written for Christmas.
"under" (the tree) "up" (as in Up on the House Top) I know these are a bit of a stretch . . .
In 1868 when it was proclaimed as a holiday by General John Alexander Logan, Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the le…gislation in 1967 officially renaming it as Memorial Day.
Although several stories regarding the origin of Christmas are told - the most commonly known one being that December 25th was the day on which Jesus was born; this is also th…e most disproven one - there are two main ideas: the Roman Saturnalia, which celebrated the dedication of the temple of Saturn, and the generally celebrated northern hemisphere winter solstice, which was a symbolic rebirth of the sun after a period of decline. The Christian conquerers wished to impose their own religion upon the conquered, and it was far easier to simply subjugate existing celebrations and festivals than to remove them and create new ones.
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Hanukkah Labour Day. (as it's spelled in Britain) Fourth of July (US) Purim (Hebrew holiday) Columbus Day (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, US) Australia Day Bermuda… Day Portugal Day Revolution Day (Algeria, Argentina, Egypt, Iraq, Libya) Triumph of Revolution (Cuba) Constitution Day (Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Denmark, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Norway, Palau, Poland, Solvakia, Turks and Caicos Islands) Republic Day (Italy, Taiwan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Guyana, India, Iran, Laos, Niger, Pakistan, Turkey)
The Old English language.
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E.g fun, amusement, interact, exotic...
I wouldn't. Also, the holiday is really called Independence Day. Every country that uses the same calendar we do has a fourth of July. :)