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How to get 11 days’ festive break by booking FOUR days annual leave 

The ULTIMATE Christmas holiday hack! How to get 11 days’ festive break from December 22 until January 2… by only booking FOUR days annual leave

  • This year, booking off December 24, 27, 28 and 31 guarantees 11 days off work
  • You could even get a total of 16 days off if you also book off January 2, 3 and 4  
  • Now might be the perfect time to book if your leave is ‘first come, first served’ 

Using just four days of holiday over the Christmas period could mean a massive 11 days off for workers up and down the country.

The festive period is far from upon us, but acting now could put you at the front of your workplace’s ‘first come, first served’ queue for annual leave.

This year, Christmas comes on a Tuesday, with Monday December 24 a working day for most.

This festive period you could have 11 days off work by using just four days of your annual leave

Christmas Eve is immediately followed by two Bank Holidays, which are in turn followed by two working days.

The weekend of December 29 and 30 precedes New Year’s Eve on the Monday, with the Tuesday also being a Bank Holiday.

Booking off January 2, 3 and 4 could secure a total of 16 days off work during this year's Christmas period

Booking off January 2, 3 and 4 could secure a total of 16 days off work during this year’s Christmas period

That means that booking off December 24, 27, 28 and 31 secures 11 days of uninterrupted holiday over the festive period.

Managing to get those four days off means that you can leave work on Friday, December 21 and not return until January 2.

You could go even further and book off January 2, 3 and 4 – landing a total of 16 days off work.

 

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