A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities, especially business or work, are suspended or reduced. Generally, holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance. Holidays may be designated by governments, religious institutions, or other groups or organizations. The degree to which normal activities are reduced by a holiday may depend on local laws, customs, the type of job being held or even personal choices.
The concept of holidays has most often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.
In many societies there are important distinctions between holidays designated by governments and holidays designated by religious institutions. For example, in many predominantly Christian nations, government-designed holidays may center on Christian holidays, though non-Christians may instead observe religious holidays associated with their faith. In some cases, a holiday may only be nominally observed. For example, many Jews in the Americas and Europe treat the relatively minor Jewish holiday of Hanukkah as a "working holiday", changing very little of their daily routines for this day.
Say It is the debut album from Britt Nicole. It was released May 22, 2007 and features the hit songs, "You", "Believe" and "Set the World On Fire".
2008: "Set the World On Fire"
2009: *"Don't Worry Now" (2008, Australia)
About.com's Kim Jones said "bottom line ... Britt Nicole has a winner going with Say It. This girl has it all: talent, drive and a huge heart for ministry. This is one of those faces that you will be seeing a lot more of in the future."
CCM Magazine's Meredith Ball wrote "Musically and vocally, this album is solid. The melodies are infectious, and her voice is appropriately raspy without sacrificing vocal flexibility. Say It is a good listen the entire way through."
Cross Rhythms' Tony Cummings said "this is the debut from 2007 which established this precocious pop talent on the US CCM scene but somehow missed the Cross Rhythms reviewing process. Not that that omission stopped your favourite media organisation from selecting five tracks for its radio stations and all of them - "Holiday", "Good Day", "Don't Worry Now", "Say It" and "World That Breaks" - are as catchy confections as you're likely to hear anywhere." In addition, they said the album "all in all, this is still pure pop put together with considerable skill."
The album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 3 on the Billboard album chart and being certified gold by the RIAA. It produced two hit singles: "Tin Man" reached number 4 on the Billboard singles chart and went to number 1 on both the adult contemporary chart as well as the Radio & Records chart; and "Lonely People" which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard singles chart and also hit number 1 on the adult contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including "Baby It's Up To You" and "Another Try".
Bandmember Dewey Bunnell was thrilled at the prospect of working with Martin as producer. He was quoted as saying that it "was great working with George. It was like we knew each other. We were familiar with the Beatles, of course, and we had that British sense of humor."
In a separate interview, Dan Peek recalled to Circus magazine: "Gerry (Beckley) had been in England, and we'd talked about using George Martin as our producer. He's such a hot arranger, thinking about all the stuff he's done. There were several other people we wanted to use, but that idea sort of flashed and George was available."
And banks found little reason to assume big losses on their loan portfolios ... If a tsunami comes, regulators fear that banks aren’t prepared ... In Portugal, about one-third of all bank loans to companies are currently under a payment holiday set to expire in September ... central bank.
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Colmore BID has announced the dates for its Summer in the Square events, kickstarting on 17-19 June in Victoria Square...The beach huts will be open for business 11am-8pm on 17-19 June, featuring four of the city’s top hospitality venues selling an assortment of food and drink ... Confirmed dates include. ... Thursday 26 – Monday 30 August (BankHoliday) ... .
Flydubai is set to become the first UAE airline to fly direct to Slovenia. The low-cost airline will launch flights to Lljubljana from September 24 and will operate three flights per week to the Slovenian capital ... A popular holiday destination ... Situated on both banks of the Danube river, the Hungarian capital is less than a six-hour flight from Dubai.
On BankHoliday Monday, when the introduction of outdoor service allowed many pubs open for the first time in 15 months, thirsty customers prepared for the event by rooting through their quarantine wardrobe of tracksuit bottoms and leggings in search of something – anything – that befitted the long-anticipated occasion.
Scampi and chips on a bench overlooking the harbour, as the hopeful gulls circle overhead ...Hook blinking across the bay ... Photograph ... Related ... We do also love our festivals – jazz on the May bank holiday weekend, the Clipper maritime festival in the summer and, most of all, Halloween, when the whole city dresses up and there is a huge fireworks display.
One Friday afternoon in May, Glenn Cobane, 40, who lives with his wife and two cats in Salford, did some grocery shopping. a loaf of bread, bananas, an avocado, cat food, chocolate brownies and some cans of beer ... He placed the order at 2.19pm ... I got paid £650 for last week.” When I ask how he accrued so much, he explains it included a bank holiday ... .
A beach hut? Had my wife lost the plot? As someone who loves Caribbean holidays and the finer things in life, I couldn't imagine her on a kiss-me-quick ... But, sure enough, she went onto the website - having spotted the hut on Instagram - and bagged it for the recent BankHoliday.
It was a week of stand-ins on the radio as Ireland opened up ... A certain reticence has its own advantages ... I love another Marty — Morrissey — so much, that I found myself looking forward to the bank holiday Monday on account of him being back on the radio. (The Marty MorrisseyShow, bank holiday Mondays, 9am, RTÉ Radio 1) ... .
Writing checks and balancing a checkbook are becoming things of the past, and digital wallets, mobile banking and finance apps are taking over ...Today, we might more accurately call it reconciling your bank account ... Reconciling your bank account is simple, and it only takes a few minutes ... Contact your bank to report the unauthorized charge.
But, sure enough, she went onto the website - having spotted the hut on Instagram - and bagged it for the recent BankHoliday... We're all going on a VR holiday! With travel plans up in the... I might have had different views if the weather was bad and we'd visited on the first May Bank Holiday instead of the second.Owners see a glut of bookings.
I had a rare opportunity to spend time with my mum during the last bank holiday. The sun was shining and Worthing Beach looked alluring. But eventually the conversation took a turn I'd been quietly dreading. 'Mike, why won't my GP see me face to face?' She asked ... As I am a GP too, it's been something of a sore point ... And it dawned on me ... Previous 1 Next.
Nathan Wyburn made a stain on a carpet which looks like the Queen (Picture. Solent). An artist has created a bizarre tribute to the Queen on her official birthday using stain remover and a muddy rug ... He said ... She’s also gearing up to celebrate her platinum jubilee next year, when all Brits will be given an extra bank holiday ... .