Holidays

Here’s how to get 10 days off at Christmas using the Bank Holidays

Whether you want to embrace the festive season or not – let’s face Christmas is not actually that far away.

Despite the looming festive season there are still a couple of bank holidays left to enjoy this year, with a four-month five-day-a-week slog up until Christmas Day.

Christmas Day this year is on a Monday, with Boxing Day also a bank holiday.

Then it’s less than a week until the next bank holiday, New Year’s Day, which also falls on a Monday, reports the Chronicle Live .

If you’re the type who likes to max out their annual leave allowance by booking breaks around bank holidays, then get those requests in now.

Here’s how to make the most of it

Here are the key dates:

Remaining bank holidays in 2017

  • Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday, December 26 – Boxing Day

If you can still get some time off at Christmas, it’s possible to take 10 consecutive days off by using just three days of holiday.

That’s because Christmas 2017 is on a Monday, which makes December 25, and Boxing Day (Tuesday, December 26) bank holidays, which come immediately after a weekend.

Then the following Monday, January 1, 2018, is also a national day off.

So if you book December 27 to 29 as holidays, you can get 10 consecutive days off work by using only three days of annual leave.

Bank holidays in 2018

  • Monday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • Friday, March 30 – Good Friday
  • Monday, April 2 – Easter Monday
  • Monday, May 7 – Early May bank holiday
  • Monday, May 28 – Spring bank holiday
  • Monday, August 27 – Summer bank holiday
  • Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  • Wednesday, December 26 – Boxing Day

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