Bank Holiday vs. Holiday


A bank holiday is a colloquial term for a public holiday in the United Kingdom, some Commonwealth countries, Hong Kong and the Republic of Ireland.

– Wikipedia

A bank holiday is a day in which banks (and maybe other businesses) are closed. There are, however days that banks and businesses are closed that are not bank holidays: Christmas Day, Good Friday.

So people of the world if your country does not designate a special day for the banks to be off, then it is not a bank holiday!

So, why do us, the rest of the world refer to any holiday as “bank holiday”?

Short answer: Because we are ignorant.

Long answer: We are ignorant and we are too lazy to do our research. We just use words and expressions we hear around without knowing their meaning. We just assume we can figure it out from the context. Surprise: we can not! Why? because you can not possibly match the context 100%.

Colour of the year 2018


If you haven’t decorated you house yet or at least the Christmas Tree I (or better: Pantone) give you colour of the year 2018: Ultra Violet!.

Hi, I’m Oana! //Salut, sunt Oana!


Oana – programmer, programmer’s wife and mother of a spoiled kid.

This blog emerged from my desire to  tell others what I do in a normal day (usually at work , but not necessarily), what I’ve discovered, what I learned, what I like, what I dislike what/how I would change things.

I expect that from time to time someone (other than me) would read this blog and even express their oppinion.


Oana – programator, soție de programator și mamă de copil răsfățat.

Blogul a apărut din dorința mea de a spune și altora ce fac eu într-o zi normală(in general la birou, dar nu neaparat), ce am descoperit, ce am învățat, ce îmi place, ce nu-mi place, ce/cum aș schimba eu lucrurile.

Mă aștept ca din când în când să citească cineva ce scriu poate chiar să își exprime și părerea 🙂