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"Bank holiday" is a noun which is often translated as "el día festivo", and "public holiday" is a noun which is also often translated as "el día festivo". Learn more about the difference between "bank holiday" and "public holiday" below.
bank holiday(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el día festivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are no bank holidays in August in the United States.No hay días festivos en agosto en los Estados Unidos.
b. el feriado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The first of May is a bank holiday in United Kingdom, but not in the United States.El primero de mayo es feriado en Reino Unido, pero no en los Estados Unidos.
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public holiday(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el día festivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
On public holidays, kids don't go to school.Los días festivos, los niños no van a la escuela.
b. la fiesta nacional
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The president will deliver a speech during the next public holiday.El presidente dará un discurso durante la próxima fiesta nacional.
c. la fiesta oficial
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm a nurse. I have to work on public holidays.Soy enfermera. Tengo que trabajar durante las fiestas oficiales.
d. el feriado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Tomorrow is a public holiday, so most shops will be closed.Mañana es feriado, por lo que la mayoría de los negocios estarán cerrados.
e. el día feriado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Kiosks are closed on public holidays.Los quioscos cierran los días feriados.
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