'on a holiday' or 'for a holiday'?

I already ruled out at because that simply doesn"t make any sense. I"m torn between on and in.

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The same issue:

Did you have sầu a good time ... Easter?

I"m leaning towards on here.


At (among muốn other uses) is used for weekends, public & religious holidays, meal times, & times of day. For example: at the weekend (BrEng usage); at Christmas & at Easter; at lunch; & at 12 o"clock.

Holiday breaks usually consist of more than one day, so when you refer khổng lồ Christmas you are thinking about Christmas eve sầu, Christmas day & Boxing day (also called ‘St.Stephen"s Day’). The Easter holiday is usually made up of two days; Easter Sunday & Easter Monday. N.B. Good Friday is not a public holiday in Italy but it is in the UK.

Thus the question should read:

Did you have a good time at Easter?

On is used in the following: on the weekend (AmEng), on Christmas dayon Easter Sunday. The preposition on is normally used for dates (i.e. on 25th December) và days of the week. In British vuialo.net, people ‘go on holiday’ but in American vuialo.net they ‘go on vacation’.

In is normally used with ‘weeks’, ‘months’ và ‘years’, for example: in two two weeks" time; in July; and in 2016.

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Because the OP"s sentence uses the plural noun form, holidays, and the choice is limited to lớn at/in/on, I suggest that in is the most appropriate preposition.

I"ll Call her in the holidays.

In a multiple-choice chạy thử paper, a student"s answer which completely ignores the options, will always be marked incorrect.

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Regardless if the given answer is an improvement, e.g. "during" và "over" as suggested by

Comparing on the summer holidaysin the summer holidays the British vuialo.net corpus seems to agree that in is idiomatic và grammatical, và doesn"t find any instance of the former. Ngram link


Meanwhile the American vuialo.net corpus shows the occurrences of on the summer vacation (red line) as being exceptionally rare, compared with in the summer vacation (blue line) and in the summer holidays (green line).


For more detail see"On/at/for/over the weekend" in American vuialo.net"On the weekend" or "during the weekend"Is there a difference between "holiday" & "vacation"?Holidays or holiday?"next two weeks" vs. "in 14 days from now"