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"But they get paid?" she said. "They get holidays, don't they? And - and sick leave, and pensions, and everything?"
-- Hermione on the Hogwarts house-elves (GF12)

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In Britain, “holiday” can refer to any day or time off (as in leave from work) rather than just a vacation or official holiday. National holidays are usually called Bank Holidays, because the banks are closed.

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