When you hear the word "holiday" what comes to mind

United States
December 25, 2006 6:45am CST
What is your definition of "holiday" what words can best describe what a "holiday" is for you?
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@nkdreddy (193)
• India
25 Dec 06
when i hear of the word holiday the first thing coming into mind for me where to play and playing comes to my mind and i feel some type of relaxment in myself when i hear this word
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• United States
25 Dec 06
Beautiful that you have relaxing memories of your childhood..Holidayas are good times to remember the good ole days:)+
@nkdreddy (193)
• India
25 Dec 06
yaa i agree eith you
@asfi123 (955)
• India
26 Jan 07
when i hear the word holiday the only thing that comes to my mind is fun and sleep thats all i have found some information hope you like it The word holiday has related but different meanings in English-speaking countries. Based on the words holy and day, holidays originally represented special religious days. This word has evolved in general usage to mean any special day of rest (as opposed to regular days of rest such as the weekend). In much of the English-speaking world a holiday can mean a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation (e.g. "I'm going on holiday to Malta next week"), the North American equivalent is "vacation". However, many Canadians will use both the terms vacation and holiday interchangeably when referring to a trip away from home or time off work. In all of the English-speaking world, a holiday is a day set aside by a nation or culture (in some cases, multiple nations and cultures) typically for celebration but sometimes for some other kind of special culture-wide (or national) observance or activity. A holiday can also be a special day on which school and/or offices are closed, such as Labor Day. When translated from/to other languages, the meanings of the word "holiday" may be conflated with these of "observance" and "celebration". In paint lingo, can also mean an unintentional gap left on a plated, coated, or painted surface.
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
28 Jan 07
Great!I like your explanation of the wold.It give me more knowledge about english-speaking world.At this post,mybe 'holiday' meants vacation,is it right?
@JMPILAPIL (505)
• Philippines
25 Dec 06
When I hear the word Holiday the first thing that comes into my mind is celebration, meeiting friends and new people.
• Philippines
25 Dec 06
and also vacation.
@ramya186 (949)
• India
25 Dec 06
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when you say the word holiday i thought of sleeping and chating wiyh my friends
@nkdreddy (193)
• India
25 Dec 06
mee too ofcourse i chat with my friends for a longtime the day before night of holidays
@gaganlok (587)
• India
14 Feb 07
Beaches...white sands...blue water..cool breeze..in shortly..HAWAII
@raveena (1357)
• India
13 Feb 07
The word holiday has related but different meanings in English-speaking countries. Based on the words holy and day, holidays originally represented special religious days. This word has evolved in general usage to mean any special day of rest (as opposed to regular days of rest such as the weekend). In much of the English-speaking world a holiday can mean a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation. But to me Holiday means spending the day lazing around with my hubby and eating at the odd time and sleeping the whole day watching TV.
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
28 Jan 07
During holiday,i always go to mountain or beach.It means enjoy nature,throw over the concrete forest.Go into fresh air and sunshine.
26 Jan 07
When i here the word holiday i think seeing new things meeting new people and having a great time. And hopefully relaxing a bit too.
@banta78 (4335)
• India
26 Jan 07
When i think of holidays, i can remember having fun going to picnics, outings, playing and relaxing and exploring new places. It is a time when you are free to do what you wish and when you wish. Besides it is a time to chat up with friends and enjoy sleeping. Holiday is idea when you don't follow your routine and do things just to pleaser yorself and basically have fun.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
4 Jan 07
time that I dont have to work at a job to earn
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I am like Mrs. Scruge, I don't loke Holidays! and I'll be glad when ther over.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
25 Dec 06
Holiday is a special time of the year where we can reflect on the good things that have happened to us and the world and everyone around us. It is a time to be thankful for the things that we have and the people we know. It is a time to share and spend with family or friends. It a time to be happy, though I know that is not the case for many people. That is my opinion of a holiday.