How To Make The Most of Christmas Annual Leave 2020

This Christmas you could book off 7 days of annual leave from work and get 16 days off work!

We all love to take the time to relax, have fun, and recuperate at Christmastime. It’s not only a joyful occasion but also the perfect time to recharge. It is winter afterall and that means hibernation time. Let’s make like the rest of the natural world and use this time to hibernate so that we can start the New Year of 2021 feeling well rested and ready to go.

In the UK we are super lucky to have an average of 25 days annual leave per year. So be strategic this year and use 7 of those days to take maximum benefit of the bank holidays.

UK National Bank Holidays Christmas 2020

As Christmas Day comes on a Friday this year that means our usual national bank holiday, Boxing Day, will be officially recognised on the following Monday.

Take the 4 days off before Christmas and then 3 days off the following week (which will have 2 bank holidays to cover Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).

For Christmas 2020 taking the following days off on annual leave from work to get two weeks and three weekends off work. That’s a total of 16 days for just 7 days of annual leave.

Which days to book off for Christmas 2020 Annual Leave

Days to book off: 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 of December.

This means you finish work on Friday 18th December and don’t go back to work until Monday 4th January 2021.

Of course, all of this does depend on your employer and entitlement. This is also dependent on those working an average Monday-Friday job, and not working weekends.

But if you are lucky enough to be able to book these days off, be sure to do so early to secure your holiday.


What will you do with your 16 days off from work this festive season?

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