Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (n.) A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event. See Holyday.
2. (n.) A day of exemption from labor; a day of amusement and gayety; a festival day.
3. (n.) A day fixed by law for suspension of business; a legal holiday.
4. (a.) of or pertaining to a festival; cheerful; joyous; gay.
5. (a.) Occurring rarely; adapted for a special occasion.