What is Holiday ?
Holiday is (noun) 1. a period when you do not work, but rest, go away and enjoy yourself When are you taking your holiday or When are you planning to go on holiday? He’s going to Spain on holiday. We al- ways spend our holidays in the mountains. How many days’ holiday do you have each year? the job carries five weeks’ holiday one of the conditions of the job is that you have five weeks’ holiday each year (NOTE: The US term is vacation.) 2. a day on which no work is done because of laws or religious rules The office is closed for the Christmas holiday.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level