national holiday

noun
1.
a holiday that is observed throughout a nation.
2.
a holiday that is legally established by a national government rather than by a municipal or state government.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

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Example sentences
For a country in the throes of an economic crisis, a national holiday to listen to the bouzouki smacks of self-indulgence.
Evidently, he prizes fruit: there is now a national holiday commemorating local melons.
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