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 only categories that enjoyed an increase in sales were clothing and fuel as more people returned to offices and travelled for summer holidays. The figures "should cause markets to doubt" whether the Bank of England will hike interest rates as soon as February, said SamuelTombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics ... .
Hundreds of customers are still awaiting refunds from Teletext Holidays – despite the travel firm being threatened with legal action by the regulator for its lack of action ... Hundreds of customers are still waiting for their refund from Teletext Holidays ... Jill is now not sure how to proceed and has been left with no holiday - and no refund.
SIDNEY TOWNSHIP — Running an independent bank, especially when living in the 21st century, is no easy task. Members of SidneyStateBank’s management team celebrate the business’ 100th anniversary ... “During the Great Depression, one of the things our bank quickly became known for is being able to stay open during the bank holiday,” Paris recalled.
"The public was left orphaned, dead bodies were found on the banks of the Ganga river and their pictures were published all over (the world)," he said ... After coming to power, the SP will declare a public holiday on Vishwakarma Jayanti, Yadav said.
Elizabeth A. Davis, 79, of Taylor, passed away surrounded by her children on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at AlliedHospice. She would have been 80 years old on Sept. 23... A ... 9, 2003 ... She retired from Bank of America to care for her grandchildren ... Her favorite place to be was with her family, especially on holidays and during trips to the Outer Banks ... ....
Bloomberg ... 9 to Aug. 22 ... The only categories that enjoyed an increase in sales were clothing and fuel, as more people returned to offices and traveled for summer holidays. The figures “should cause markets to doubt” whether the Bank of England would hike interest rates as soon as February, Pantheon Macroeconomics chief UK economist SamuelTombs said ... .
... have to buy for the first ten people who all turn up on time, and then you get hooked onto an absolutely huge mega-round, and your Monzo pot really isn’t looking as healthy as it used to after the famous “five Deliveroos in four days” BankHoliday weekend.
With travel restrictions being eased, Oman Air Holidays has partnered with NationalBank of Oman (NBO) to offer cardholders a 10 per cent discount on packages and services. ... the Oman Air Holidays call centre. ... Oman Air Holidays Senior Manager Mundher Al Shaikhani said.
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – DFW area food banks are starting to become concerned with the rising prices of food, mainly protein products ... The spike in prices means food banks may have a tougher time meeting the need of families still struggling during the ongoing pandemic. JulieButner is the President and CEO of the Tarrant AreaFoodBank.
The state-run Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank) has delivered meal boxes for socially vulnerable groups in Seoul, as part of efforts to fulfill corporate social responsibility (CSR) ahead of the Chuseok holiday, the bank said Thursday ... The bank also donated fruits and ...
Opening and maintaining a bank account may seem like something that is only for adults. While having a bank account is a major responsibility, it is also something that can – and should – be used by teenagers and adolescents ...Taking your child to the bank to make deposits for a birthday, holiday or other monies will also teach them about savings.”.
Championship clubs are livid about having to play 24 matches in 105 days next season due to the World Cup... RELATED ARTICLES ... It is thought the EFL want to finish on that date to allow them to stage the lucrative play-off finals over the BankHoliday weekend ... The Championship season is still end on May 6 as planned due to the bank holiday weekend ... .
... “supply chain issues.” And some may already be preparing for the peak-demand holidays ... But ultimately, if you want to be sure to have a must-have gift in time for the holidays, Anderson said, “I would say you’ve got to move fast.”Up next.6 ways to budget using your bank account.