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The Best Way to Spend My Holiday

October 5, 2022
By Textr Marketing Team
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When it comes to making use of a holiday week, we all have different ideas of worthwhile activities. However, some universal tips can make a holiday week more enjoyable.

Below, we’ll cover how best to use a holiday, whether it’s a vacation or Monday holiday bank day.

The Best Way to Use My Holiday

Regardless of whether you’ve got a holiday week or just a few days, there are a few tips for how best to make use of it. Here are 3 of the main ones, which you can use to think of other ideas.

1. Don’t forget to warm up/wind down

It can be easy to forget that we need some time to decompress from work and adjust to relaxing. In the run up to a holiday week, try to bring in some relaxation techniques, even something as simple as going to bed earlier.

The aim is to have yourself as relaxed as possible by the time the Monday holiday bank day rolls around. Doing so means you don’t waste the weekend getting ready for one extra day off.

2. Manage your time effectively

This tip is true regardless of the type of holiday that’s coming up. Start by thinking about what holiday on Monday is coming up. Next, decide if that means you need to spend time with family, prepare a meal, or if you can just have a quiet weekend.

There’s no such thing as too much planning, no matter what you want to do. Write down the things that need to happen and decide how you can best manage to do all of them.

3. Don’t feel the need to go with tradition

A lot of us are traditionalists when it comes to holidays. But we don’t need to be. If you don’t enjoy a tradition associated with a particular holiday week, don’t do it. There’s not much else to say about this tip because it’s pretty simple.

If you still like the idea of tradition but don’t like the ones that exist, make up your own. It could involve Mexican food at Christmas or a vegetarian Thanksgiving.

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What to Do on Holiday

Depending on what is the next holiday, you might be stuck for things to do. Here are some suggestions for what to do on holiday no matter the time of year:

  • Walking – try exploring somewhere new
  • Board games
  • Try cooking some new recipes
  • Spend time with friends and family
  • Learn a new skill or activity
  • Have a party
  • Watch a new movie or TV show

Although these ideas might seem a bit plain, they can be made more enjoyable by doing them on a Monday holiday bank day with friends and family. Make the process of doing the activity the special thing, rather than the activity itself.

What is the Difference Between a Bank Holiday and a Public Holiday?

As well as wondering what holiday on Monday is coming up, you might also ask yourself whether it’s a public holiday or bank holiday. The terms are often confused, and for good reason. Here’s a definition of each:

Public Holiday

A public holiday is an event declared by a country’s government. It usually holds cultural or historical significance in a country and is used as a day of celebration or mourning, depending on the event.

For example, the US holidays Thanksgiving and Independence Day are public holidays. As a general rule, they’re observed in specific countries rather than having universal appeal. Something like Christmas is an obvious exception.

Bank Holiday

A bank holiday is basically the same thing, except it’s also a paid day for bank workers. It began in Victorian Britain, as bank workers would often work public holidays. As such, it began as a term for Monday holidays. However, this is rarely the case anymore, although the term has stuck.

Bank holiday is typically a term used in the UK and countries that used to be part of the British Empire. The term is used to describe all public holidays in the UK. For example, it covers both religious days (Easter Sunday) and secular days (Summer bank holiday).


It’s worth noting that public holidays are different to observances. An observance is typically a religious or cultural event that hasn’t qualified as a public holiday. In majority-Christian countries, for example, these would include other religious holidays, such as Yom Kippur, Ramadan, Chinese New Year, etc.

Holiday List for the US, Canada, and the UK

If you’re wondering what’s holiday on Monday, the list below might help. It’ll show you what is the next holiday for the US, UK, and Canada.

Holiday List for the US, Canada, and the UK

If you’re wondering what’s holiday on Monday, the list below might help. It’ll show you what is the next holiday for the US, UK, and Canada.

US Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

UK Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Early May Bank Holiday
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • Summer Bank Holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Canada Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Canada Day
  • Labour Day
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
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