bank holiday

a weekday on which banks are closed by law; legal holiday.
British. a secular day on which banks are closed, obligations then falling due being performable on the following secular day.

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World English Dictionary
bank holiday
(in Britain) any of several weekdays on which banks are closed by law and which are observed as national holidays

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bank holiday

in the United Kingdom, any of several days designated as holidays by the Bank Holidays Act of 1871 and a supplementary act of 1875 for all the banks in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Although these days are not statutory public holidays, their observance is no longer limited to banks.

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Example sentences
Hordes of weekend tourists descend, especially in summertime and on bank
  holiday weekends.
If the due date falls on a weekend or bank holiday, the due date is extended to
  the next business day.
If you designate a weekend or bank holiday, the bank will withdraw the payment
  on the next business day.
However, if you designate a weekend or bank holiday, the payment will be
  withdrawn the next business day.
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