[ExI] Why is xmas 'the holiday season' in America??

ben benboc at lineone.net
Sun Dec 16 20:37:59 UTC 2007

"Gary Miller" <aiguy at comcast.net> wrote:
> In America a holiday means more a special event day like Christmas, Easter,
> Thanksgiving where you get a day off from work and family joins together to celebrate.

> The time you plan to use the majority of your time off to go where you want to go or just relax is thought of as your vacation. 

Aha, Thanks, Gary!

That makes sense now. I knew that Americans use "Vacation" where Europeans say "Holiday", but i hadn't considered that Americans do use "Holiday" to mean a different thing.

ben zed

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