• how to get the most out of your 2020 annual leave

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We're here to help you spend your time well. so we've worked out how to get the most out of your precious vacation days.

 

It's probably no surprise that booking your holidays around a public holiday will maximize your time off.

 

So we've looked at when the main public holidays fall in 2020 and made a plan for how to best spend your annual leave this year. 

 

If you live in a country lucky enough to get 2 days off over Easter, 3 days off over Christmas and New Year, plus at least one other national holiday, then read on to see how you can turn 19 days of leave into 41 days of holiday.

 


 

Holiday 1: Easter (Friday 10th - Monday 13th April)

Applicable for: Countries that get both the Friday and the Monday off.

Tip: Book off 8 days to get a 16-day long break. 

 

 APRIL

 

Days to book off: 

- Monday 6th – Thursday 9th April

- Tuesday 14th April – Friday 17th April

 

 


 

 

Holiday 2: Any single-day public holiday.

Applicable for: Everyone

Tip: Book 4 days off to get a 9-day long break. 

 

Also, if you have 25 days of leave, then you can combine an additional 4 days with another long weekend to get an extra 9-day holiday this year.

 

This will mean you use 23 days of leave to get 50 days of holiday!

 

 

ANY MONTH/WEEK 

 

Days to book off: 

- All weekdays excluding the public holiday.

 

 


 

Holiday 3: Christmas / festive period 

Applicable for: Countries that get the 25th & 26th December plus 1st January. 

Tip: Book 7 days off to get another 16-day long break.

 

DECEMBER 

 

Days to book off: 

- Monday 21st – Thursday 24th December

- Tuesday 29th – Friday 31st December

 

 

Our other advice is to book your time off early before your colleagues get in ahead of you. 

 

 


 

HOLIDAY FACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

 

- Kuwait wins for the most days of paid leave in the world. They get 30 days, plus 13 public holidays, taking their total to 43!
 
- Many countries (including the USA) have no statutory minimum for paid vacation days, so it's up to an employer if they want to allocate leave or not.
 
- Nepal has 26 public holidays, the highest of any county. But before you look at emigrating, they also have a 6 day work week.
 
- The country most in need of a holiday is Colombia. They have a 47.7 hour workweek. 

     

     


     

    Looking for the ideal holiday footwear? Check out our range of travel shoes that will help you start your holiday off on the right foot. 

     

    how to get the most out of your 2020 annual leave

    mahabis making holidays better

    Photo by Paolo Bendandi on Unsplash

     

    We're here to help you spend your time well. so we've worked out how to get the most out of your precious vacation days.

     

    It's probably no surprise that booking your holidays around a public holiday will maximize your time off.

     

    So we've looked at when the main public holidays fall in 2020 and made a plan for how to best spend your annual leave this year. 

     

    If you live in a country lucky enough to get 2 days off over Easter, 3 days off over Christmas and New Year, plus at least one other national holiday, then read on to see how you can turn 19 days of leave into 41 days of holiday.

     


     

    Holiday 1: Easter (Friday 10th - Monday 13th April)

    Applicable for: Countries that get both the Friday and the Monday off.

    Tip: Book off 8 days to get a 16-day long break. 

     

     APRIL

     

    Days to book off: 

    - Monday 6th – Thursday 9th April

    - Tuesday 14th April – Friday 17th April

     

     


     

     

    Holiday 2: Any single-day public holiday.

    Applicable for: Everyone

    Tip: Book 4 days off to get a 9-day long break. 

     

    Also, if you have 25 days of leave, then you can combine an additional 4 days with another long weekend to get an extra 9-day holiday this year.

     

    This will mean you use 23 days of leave to get 50 days of holiday!

     

     

    ANY MONTH/WEEK 

     

    Days to book off: 

    - All weekdays excluding the public holiday.

     

     


     

    Holiday 3: Christmas / festive period 

    Applicable for: Countries that get the 25th & 26th December plus 1st January. 

    Tip: Book 7 days off to get another 16-day long break.

     

    DECEMBER 

     

    Days to book off: 

    - Monday 21st – Thursday 24th December

    - Tuesday 29th – Friday 31st December

     

     

    Our other advice is to book your time off early before your colleagues get in ahead of you. 

     

     


     

    HOLIDAY FACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

     

    - Kuwait wins for the most days of paid leave in the world. They get 30 days, plus 13 public holidays, taking their total to 43!
     
    - Many countries (including the USA) have no statutory minimum for paid vacation days, so it's up to an employer if they want to allocate leave or not.
     
    - Nepal has 26 public holidays, the highest of any county. But before you look at emigrating, they also have a 6 day work week.
     
    - The country most in need of a holiday is Colombia. They have a 47.7 hour workweek. 

       

       


       

      Looking for the ideal holiday footwear? Check out our range of travel shoes that will help you start your holiday off on the right foot.