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Holidays are off.

Posted by Meimei on March 19, 2005

Hi there,

From one of the emails I got today,there was a
sentence that read

"All official National Holidays are off of work, and everyone gets 12-day Lunar New Year vacation."

The first half of the sentence didn't look right to me,I suppose the sender meant to say ALL official National Holidays are days off.

However, my question is if there is a sentence goes like this

"All holidays are off"

what does it really mean when it stands by itself regardless of what the sender intend to say. It means the holidays are available or unavailable ?