In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(day)fiesta femeninodía festivo masculinodía feriado masculino América Latinaferiado masculino América LatinaThursday is a holiday — el jueves es (día) feriado América Latina
- Nigerian Americans also celebrate the major public holidays in the United States.
- We've got a four day week here due to public holidays, and as usual, I have seven days worth of work to try to cram in.
- Public holidays in the Bahamas include the major holy days of the Christian calendar.
- Prices differ after noon on Saturdays, on Sundays and on public holidays.
- Idd-ul-Fitr is a Muslim festival and public holiday that is celebrated on the sighting of the new moon at the end of the calendar year.
- The day has been declared an official holiday and is celebrated in all parts of Bulgaria.
- However, unlike the USA and Canada, Britain does not celebrate the harvest with an official public holiday.
- Today is one of Bermuda's most celebrated public holidays: May 24th, or Bermuda Day.
- In the UK all public holidays except those around Christmas are guaranteed to fall on a Monday or Friday.
- They celebrate a public holiday here on Monday, its Discovery Day.
- More people may also be free to attend the gathering because Wednesday is a public holiday to celebrate the traditional Dragon Boat Festival.
- On the Monday the country enjoyed a public holiday to celebrate the Queen's Birthday.
- Special and often ostentatious efforts are mounted for public holidays and festivals.
- And don't even think about suggesting I come in at weekends or on public holidays.
- For example, there is the issue of excessive public holidays, which have crossed 100 in a year.
- I remember joining in the singing and general festivities of the Jubilee holiday.
- Last week, Monday and Friday were both public holidays, and so was Monday this week.
- It also lets you know when there are public holidays, so that you can either avoid them or make sure you're there to join in!
- Secular celebrations and public holidays are much more numerous than religious celebrations.
- Workers in the UK have fewer public holidays than anywhere else in the European Union.
2Britanico(period away from work)vacaciones femeninolicencia femenino Colombia México Río de la Plata(mood/spirit/feeling) festivo(trip/cottage) de vacacionesI'm taking my holiday(s) in June — voy a coger las vacaciones en junio España
- we usually go abroad for our holiday(s) — normalmente nos vamos de vacaciones al extranjero
- to go on holiday or one's holidays — irse de vacaciones
- to be on holiday — (from work) estar de vacaciones
- I spent my holidays abroad — pasé mis vacaciones en el extranjero
- where do you spend your summer holidays? — ¿dónde veraneas?
- I really need a holiday — me hacen falta unas vacaciones
- it was good to have a holiday from the kids — me vino muy bien descansar de los niños
- paid holiday(s), holiday(s) with pay — vacaciones pagadas / retribuidas
- how much holiday have you got left? — ¿cuántos días de vacaciones te quedan?
- what's your holiday entitlement? — ¿cuántos días de vacaciones te corresponden?
- the holiday season — (Christmas etc) las fiestas de fin de año
- holiday traffic — tráfico vacacional / de las vacaciones
- Danny was a sixteen-year-old boy who she'd met on holiday in Spain last summer.
- Let's have a two-week break and go on holiday next January.
- I also make a conscious choice to go on holiday before hordes of children go, as I have had my family and now wish to relax when I go on my holidays.
- We travelled to Ireland on holiday so we could take him with us.
- I used to care for neighbours horses when they went away on holiday and travel to shows with them to help out.
- She travelled to America on holiday for the second time in February 2001.
- The holiday club runs from 8am to 6pm every weekday during school holidays, except Bank Holidays and Christmas.
- I stayed there on holiday last summer and the lobby looks nothing like that and there were way more tourists.
- When we're on holiday, because Dad travels so much, he always knows the perfect meal to order.
- For the holidays we went to our holiday house at Stewarts Gully.
- Mr Carlyle said he was touring Scotland on holiday, and that he was pleased to be in Orkney.
- I just want to get away on holiday and let things take care of themselves really.
- We will soon be going on holiday for a month to rest and have lots of fun.
- Our parents are good friends and as children we went on camping trips and spent holidays together.
- After all, no tourists ever went on holiday to this barren spot!
- She really seemed to like me and I took her to Phuket and everywhere around Thailand for the month I was on holiday.
- I will be on holiday for the next three weeks.
- It was the school holidays, and the place was teaming with people, families, youth groups, holiday clubs.
- Since childhood, he had spent holidays in Exeter with relatives.
- I'm off on holiday for a well-earned break shortly, so I'm working like mad to clear my desk before I go.
3BritanicoEscuela Universidadfemenino vacacionesduring the (school) holiday(s) — durante las vacaciones (escolares)
1pasar las vacaciones Britanicovacacionar México Britanicoveranearwe're holidaying in Spain/at home this year — este año pasaremos las vacaciones en España/no saldremos fuera de vacaciones
- He has spent the last couple of days holidaying with his family.
- Mr Yan recollects that he heard about Miss Brockie when holidaying on the Riviera.
- Robbie, Ian explained, was staying in a villa neighbouring the hotel where he is holidaying with his wife Maureen.
- He flew with friends to Thailand on Wednesday, December 22 to spend three weeks holidaying on the coast.
- Fears were growing today for three York tourists who were holidaying in Thailand when the Asian earthquake struck.
- Rather than holidaying in the Bahamas, they spend six weeks up a mountain.
- He is holidaying in the town until Wednesday when he travels back to England.
- Over the years the family spent a lot of time holidaying in Europe.
- It is wonderful to see so many people holidaying in the area.
- It is very much a romantic getaway with more couples holidaying there than families or single people.
- Czechs, Poles and Slovenians are also expected to return to holidaying in Bulgaria.
- Apparently Ellison called him while he was holidaying in Oregon.
- Canon Joyce welcomed the huge congregation which included many visitors who are holidaying in the area.
- Two of her sisters are working in London, while two other family members are holidaying in Australia.
- In Madeira she had been learning Portuguese and had also met a few Brazilians who had been holidaying there.
- We holidayed in Clovelly, a little village in Devon.
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