There are 2 translations of holiday in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːlədeɪ; ˈhɒlɪdeɪ/


  • 1.1 (day) fiesta (f), día (m) festivo, (día (m)) feriado (m) (Latin America/América Latina) Thursday is a holiday el jueves es fiesta or día festivo, el jueves es (día) feriado (Latin America/América Latina)
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    • Special and often ostentatious efforts are mounted for public holidays and festivals.
    • 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!
    • However, unlike the USA and Canada, Britain does not celebrate the harvest with an official public holiday.
    1.2 (period away from work) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) (often plural/frecuentemente plural) vacaciones (fpl), licencia (f) (Col, Méx, RPl) I'm taking my holiday(s) in June me voy a tomar las vacaciones en junio, voy a coger las vacaciones en junio (Spain/España) , me voy a tomar la licencia en junio (Col, Méx, RPl) we usually go abroad for our holiday(s) normalmente nos vamos de vacaciones al extranjero to go on holiday o one's holidays irse* de vacaciones to be on holiday estar* de vacaciones I spent my holidays abroad pasé mis vacaciones or (in Mexico also/en México también) vacacioné 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 or retribuidas, licencia or vacaciones con goce de sueldo (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) how much holiday have you got left? ¿cuántos días de vacaciones te quedan? (before noun/delante del nombre) [mood/feeling/spirit] festivo; [cottage/trip] de vacaciones what's your holiday entitlement? ¿cuántos días de vacaciones te corresponden? holiday home casa (feminine) de veraneo or de campo holiday resort centro (m) turístico, balneario (m) (Latin America/América Latina) the holiday season la temporada de vacaciones (Christmas etc) las Navidades, las fiestas de fin de año (Latin America/América Latina) holiday traffic tráfico (masculine) vacacional or de las vacaciones 1.3 (British English/inglés británico) [Education/Educación] (often plural/frecuentemente plural) vacaciones (feminine plural) during the (school) holiday(s) durante las vacaciones (escolares) or (in Chile also/en Chile también) el feriado (escolar)
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    • She travelled to America on holiday for the second time in February 2001.
    • Our parents are good friends and as children we went on camping trips and spent holidays together.
    • Danny was a sixteen-year-old boy who she'd met on holiday in Spain last summer.
    1.4 (British English/inglés británico) [Business/Comercio] [Finance/Finanzas] tax holiday tregua (f) fiscal, exoneración (f) temporal de impuestos

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There are 2 translations of holiday in Spanish:



  • (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) pasar las vacaciones, vacacionar (Mexico/México) ; (in summer) veranear we're holidaying in Spain/at home this year este año pasaremos las vacaciones en España/no saldremos fuera de vacaciones
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    • 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.
    • It is very much a romantic getaway with more couples holidaying there than families or single people.

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