There are nine public holidays in the 2019 calendar but here’s how to make your annual leave stretch that little bit further.
Okay, so we hate to break it to you but one of your public holidays has already come and gone in the form of New Year’s Day but not to panic.
There are fixed bank holiday dates in the UK every year: New Year’s Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day a.k.a St Stephen’s Day.
These dates never change. Easter Monday is tricky and can fall in either March or April and this year Good Friday falls on the 19th April.
So, here’s the bank holidays left for 2019:
- Good Friday – Friday April 19
- Easter Monday – Monday April 22
- May public holiday – Monday May 6
- Spring Bank Holiday – Monday May 27
- June public holiday – Monday June 3
- August public holiday – Monday August 5
- Summer Bank Holiday – Monday August 26
- Christmas Day – Wednesday December 25
- Boxing Day – Thursday December 26
You might get Good Friday off with work, you may not but regardless, the following Monday is a bank holiday.
So, there’s the possibility of a four-day stretch there using only one annual leave day.
Between Tuesday April 23rd and Friday 3rd May, there are nine working days. The following Monday is a Bank Holiday Monday (6 May).
This means that from April 19 until Tuesday 7th May, it’s possible to get 18 days off in a row while only using 9 leave days (possibly 10 if you don’t get Good Friday off).
Get your holiday forms in before the rest of the office ASAP.