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Is Saturday a holiday?

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Is Saturday a holiday?

Postby sammiwago » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:22 am

Can we say Saturday or Sunday is a holiday?
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Re: Is Saturday a holiday?

Postby TheStephen » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:27 pm

They are simply "the weekend."
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Re: Is Saturday a holiday?

Postby lexybam » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:39 am

This question is more of individuality than generalized. It depends on the way you see it and what type of work you do. Saturday may not be seen as holiday by some organization and self employed people, rather, they can call it week end.
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Re: Is Saturday a holiday?

Postby lexybam » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:38 am

lexybam wrote:This question is more of individuality than generalized. It depends on the way you see it and what type of work you do. Saturday may not be seen as holiday by some organization and self employed people, rather, they can call it week end.

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Re: Is Saturday a holiday?

Postby sdluk » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:46 am

Both are weekends, so it's better to say them 'the weekends' or 'work-off days' rather than holidays, because 'holidays' are specially given leave days.
If your country has only Sunday as a work-off days then you can say the Saturday as a holiday.
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Re: Is Saturday a holiday?

Postby gandalf » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:14 pm

A holiday is a day when you don't work - you can take a holiday in the middle of the week, and somebody may say if you are ill "are you taking a holiday". Public holidays are when the country is generally not working, of course this excludes many emergency and service personnel and hotels and restaurants etc. In many countries people work on Saturdays. In Christian countries Sunday at least is a holiday, perhaps Saturday. In the UK a bank holiday is usually a Monday, which makes "a long weekend", and Catholics celebrate "holy days of obligation" in a religious way - but not all holy days are holidays, depending on the country and in Switzerland the canton too. School holidays are often 2 or 3 weeks.
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Re: Is Saturday a holiday?

Postby angelical » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:10 am

sdluk wrote:Both are weekends, so it's better to say them 'the weekends' or 'work-off days' rather than holidays, because 'holidays' are specially given leave days.
If your country has only Sunday as a work-off days then you can say the Saturday as a holiday.

Most people do not refer to weekends as holidays, but I have heard native English speakers call the weekends holidays because they do not have to work.
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Re: Is Saturday a holiday?

Postby angelical » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:16 am

angelical wrote:
sdluk wrote:Both are weekends, so it's better to say them 'the weekends' or 'work-off days' rather than holidays, because 'holidays' are specially given leave days.
If your country has only Sunday as a work-off days then you can say the Saturday as a holiday.

Most people do not refer to weekends as holidays, but I have heard native English speakers call the weekends holidays because they do not have to work.

I consider any holiday to be a time when I am able to go visit a great hotel such as the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay. If you go on vacation, then it is a holiday, if not, it is just a normal weekend, and not a holiday.
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Re: Is Saturday a holiday?

Postby reindeer » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:30 pm

As my work days are exactly Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and also all countrywide days-off, while been asked "How was your weekend?" I usually answer: "Not bad. Just worked a little, for a change."
So, in my case, 'a weekend' will never match the definition of 'a holyday'. However, it may cause a misunderstanding. :-(
But there is also a good point - during the weekdays I can devote myself to thinking over the problem and decorating forums with my meretricious soliloquies :)
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Re: Is Saturday a holiday?

Postby Oriani » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:44 pm

reindeer wrote:As my work days are exactly Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and also all countrywide days-off, while been asked "How was your weekend?" I usually answer: "Not bad. Just worked a little, for a change."
So, in my case, 'a weekend' will never match the definition of 'a holyday'. However, it may cause a misunderstanding. :-(
But there is also a good point - during the weekdays I can devote myself to thinking over the problem and decorating forums with my meretricious soliloquies :)


I also work on Weekends, so not Holidays at all for me.
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