Vacation vs Holiday in English!


vacation vs holiday

The difference between vacation and holiday is not all that great.

Vacation is an American term and is used for when someone goes to another place for a break.

Holiday is used in both American and British English.

American – A holiday is a time of year when people are celebrating a festival, usually religious. That’s why when Christmas comes, Americans say Happy Holidays! 

British – A holiday is the same as when Americans say vacation. In British English, if you say have a good holiday it means that people are going to travel to another place for a break. However, in British English if there is day off from work during the year, it is also known as a holiday.

This is the same in American English too.


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