The wors holiday or vacation have related meanings in different English-speaking countries and continents, but will usually refer to one of the following activities or events:

Trivia about vacation

  • European workers average 6 weeks of this a year, 3 times what many Americans get -- maybe you don't find that so funny
  • Need a little R&R? It's time for one of these, from the Latin for "to be free"
  • A Wallyworld guard:"Sorry folks, park's closed. Moose out front shoulda told ya"
  • This word for a period of time away from work or school comes from the Latin word for "to be empty"