“It's falling on a Thursday this year.”

English Lesson: It's falling on a Thursday this year.

You're planning what to do for your Christmas holidays this year. You look at a calendar to see what day Christmas is and tell your girlfriend.

It's falling on a Thursday this year.

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(a holiday) falls on a (day of the week)

You can use this phrase to talk about which day of the week a holiday occurs on:

My birthday falls on a Saturday this year.

Sometimes when the Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday or Thursday we get an extra day off in addition to the holiday itself.

You can also say that the holiday "is falling on" a day of the week:

It looks like Halloween is falling on a Wednesday.