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."
The tourism sector in Catalonia is optimistic about the December bank holidays, with some regions close to full ... its opening at the kast-minute, the hotel occupancy rate is of over 80% during the bank holiday.
M&T Bank’s annual HolidayMusicUnder the Dome series is once again bringing joyful music and festive celebrations to the bank’s Fountain Plaza branch at 575Main St... The community is invited to visit M&T’s decorated downtown branch — commonly called the “gold dome” — for holiday performances from Saturday through Dec.
No matter what, I'm always trying out a new kind of water bottle."HolidayShopping. Of course with the holiday season underway, the How I Met Your Father star has toys from Target in mind for her children—son Luca, 11, and daughters Banks, 5, and Mae, 2—for Christmas... Meanwhile, Banks is "super into L.O.L.
DelawareOnline/The News Journal asked readers who love decorating their home and yard for the holidays to join in a fundraiser for the FoodBank of Delaware. For a donation to the Food Bank, we are highlighting those homes on a map so people can drive by to see the special holiday displays.
The Tamil Nadu government has announced a public holiday for educational institutions, banks and government offices in Chennai and neighbouring cities, on Tuesday, following the flood-like situation in the wake of cyclonic storm Michaung. The public holiday has been declared under ...
Canadian Pacific now known as Canadian Pacific Kansas City, or CPKC says the HolidayTrain stops raise money, food and awareness for community food banks. This will be the 25th anniversary of the Holiday Train, which Canadian Pacific says has raised more than $22 million and ...
A historic holiday tradition officially is underway in Elyria. Holiday at Finwood, which features festive lights and tours of the house at Finwood Estate, 799 Abbe Road North, began Dec ... Holiday lights illuminate trees all around the property, including along the driveway that leads to the house.
The annual initiative encourages shoppers to patronize independently owned and operated establishments during the holiday season for the chance to win one of the gift cards provided by First StateBank and a county grant for the business they supported ... First State Bank.