Thanks a lot, manfy.The first thing that comes to mind is "national bank holidays". In this case you can read 'national' as 'nationwide' and I guess the same interpretation is possible with "public national holidays".
In some countries bankers do get some additional days off. I'm not quite sure why that is, but I suppose they need those extra days to plan a clean getaway...in case some or all of their finacial dealings go south...
Ah, then you'll need a response from an AmE-speaker.I was referring to public national holidays in the US. Can't find a list, but I came across the term in an employee handbook written in AE. Thanks.
I should add that most banks are closed on Federal holidays.The schedule of public holidays in the United States is largely influenced by the schedule of federal holidays, but is controlled by private sector employers who employ 62% of the total US population with paid time off...Most employers follow a holiday schedule similar to the federal holidays of the United States, with exceptions or additions. The federal holiday schedule mainly benefits employees of government and government regulated businesses. However, this sector only comprises 15% of the working population. At the discretion of the employer, other non-federal holidays such as Christmas Eve and the Day after Thanksgiving are common additions to the list of paid holidays while Columbus Day and Veterans Day are common omissions.