bank holiday

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1. In the United States, the temporary closing of a bank in the event that its obligations exceed its resources.
2. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, a public holiday on which the banks are closed. A bank holiday is generally not a major holiday such as Christmas Day (although, the banks are indeed closed on these holidays), but instead a day that would otherwise be a non-holiday. For example, the first Monday in May is considered a bank holiday, and banks along with many other businesses close for the day.

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Because Christmas is a bank holiday, Sally had to wait until December 26th to deposit the check her grandmother gave her.

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I was glad that it was a bank holiday because I had the day off and could do whatever I wanted.

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In his first 100 days President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a bank holiday to ensure the safety and confidence that Americans had lost during the depression.

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