Many words in English have similar meanings. Today, I’m going to teach you the difference between “holiday”, “vacation”, and “a day off”. I’m going to try and be as clear as possible and I’ll give you some real-life examples of how these words are used in American English. If you haven’t subscribed yet, please go ahead and do so now. Okay, let’s start. In America, a holiday is something that many people celebrate. For example, or national holidays, like – These are all called holidays. If you go to school or work and no one’s there, it’s probably a holiday. Here’s how we use “holiday”: Vacation, on the other hand, almost always involves travel. If you “take a vacation”, it means you leave where you are now, and go somewhere else. Many people go on vacation to rest and relax. They might go to a tropical island and sunbathe on the beach, or go sightseeing in Europe. If you work overtime every day, you probably need a vacation. Here’s how we use “vacation”: Notice that if you use the verb “take”, then “vacation” is countable. We say “take a vacation”. But if you use the preposition “on”, we often just say “on vacation”. But, what if it’s not a national holiday and you’re not going on vacation? Often, people take time away from work to just relax or visit family or do other stuff. In this situation, you could use the phrase “a day off”. For example: Notice that we use the verbs “take” and “have”. If you have any ideas for topics you’d like me to cover, please leave your suggestions in the comment section below. And, if you liked this video, please press like and subscribe. See you next week!