bank holiday

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bank holiday a day on which banks are officially closed, kept as a public holiday; traditionally, bills payable on these days are paid on the following day. Bank holidays originated as certain Saints' days and anniversaries, to the number in all of about 33 days per annum, which were kept as Holidays at the Bank of England.

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