There are 2 translations of holiday in Spanish:

holiday1

Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːlədeɪ; ˈhɒlɪdeɪ/

n

  • 1.1 (day) fiesta (f), día (m) festivo, (día (m)) feriado (m) (AmL) Thursday is a holiday el jueves es fiesta or día festivo, el jueves es (día) feriado (AmL)
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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) (esp BrE) (often pl) 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 (Esp) , 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 (Méx tb) 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 (CS) how much holiday have you got left? ¿cuántos días de vacaciones te quedan? (before n) [mood/feeling/spirit] festivo; [cottage/trip] de vacaciones what's your holiday entitlement? ¿cuántos días de vacaciones te corresponden? holiday home casa (f) de veraneo or de campo holiday resort centro (m) turístico, balneario (m) (AmL) the holiday season la temporada de vacaciones (Christmas etc) las Navidades, las fiestas de fin de año (AmL) holiday traffic tráfico (m) vacacional or de las vacaciones 1.3 (BrE) [Educ] (often pl) vacaciones (fpl) during the (school) holiday(s) durante las vacaciones (escolares) or (Chi tb) 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 (BrE) [Busn] [Fin] tax holiday tregua (f) fiscal, exoneración (f) temporal de impuestos

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rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.

There are 2 translations of holiday in Spanish:

holiday2

vi

  • (esp BrE) pasar las vacaciones, vacacionar (Méx) ; (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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Word of the day rigor
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rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.