on/for a holiday

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  • FC7user

    Senior Member
    US English
    It depends on what you want to say.

    If holiday=vacation, then "We went to Mexico for a holiday" sounds correct to me, although it is more British English. In American English: "We went on a vacation to Mexico."

    On the other hand, if holiday=fiesta, then you would say "We went to Mexico on (or during) a holiday."

    If any of this is unclear, don't hesitate to ask about it.
     

    FC7user

    Senior Member
    US English
    Hi PA,
    I think you misunderstood what I wrote. I said that "on a holiday" would suggest that they arrived in Mexico on a special day, like May 5 (el cinco de mayo). And I didn't mean to say that it is BE; although slightly "odd" it could be said in the US.

    Saludos,

    FC7
     
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